Description of Organization
The Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) is a community of individuals who share the common aspiration of awakening from suffering through the development of an ethical life, the cultivation of a loving heart and wise mind, and by learning to see oneself, others, and the world clearly, just as they are. Programs include classes, retreats, affinity groups, a special mentor program, and special events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. All offerings are grounded in Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) teachings, and rest on the foundational practice of mindfulness. Classes and retreats are accessible to people of all backgrounds and beliefs who feel a sincere desire to be free from the suffering caused by fear, clinging and the illusion of separation.