Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is dedicated to the practice of mindfulness-awareness, also known as Insight or Vipassana Meditation. IMCC provides a full program of weekly meditation, ongoing classes, daylong programs, and retreats. Join us!

Sign up now! Upcoming Retreat with Insight Meditation Teacher Ruth King, MA 

"Mindful of Race" (May 3-4)

Check out our earlybird pricing for the May event!

Out-of-towners: Please get in touch for help with affordable accommodations
 during the retreat weekend.




Guest Teacher Ruth King to Lead Two-Day Retreat in May

Nationally renowned Insight Meditation teacher and emotional wisdom author
Ruth King, MA (left), returns to Charlottesville in May to offer a two-day retreat.

A weekend retreat called "Mindful of Race" takes place May 3-4; space is limited, and online registration is required. Participants who sign up before April 18 receive earlybird pricing: $120. Sign up after April 18 for $140.

This retreat is part of the Community Building Committee's programs aimed at exploring how the Dharma can illuminate issues of social separation and injustice. Since 2011, the committee has offered five retreats, including last May's well-received "Mindful of Race" retreat, which makes its return this spring. To learn more about Ruth's powerful work, visit www.ruthking.net.

IMCC aspires to be an inclusive and accessible community. We welcome participation from anyone, including those who may be new to meditation. If you are coming from out of town, we are happy to provide suggestions for accommodation. We also hope to offer a limited number of full or partial scholarships for this retreat. Please be in touch with any questions (kristina.nellweaver@gmail.com).

Check our Events listings regularly and watch our e-newsletter for new details about this and other upcoming workshops.

About IMCC

IMCC provides a welcoming environment for people to engage in Insight Meditation and related practices. IMCC offers ongoing weekly group meditation sessions and dharma talks as well as a variety of educational opportunities designed to increase the understanding, knowledge, and practice of insight meditation. IMCC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Insight or Vipassana Meditation draws on the Buddhist tradition and the central techniques taught by the Buddha upon his enlightenment. IMCC embraces this tradition yet is nonsectarian and open to anyone with a desire to practice meditation.

There are no membership fees. Participation at the ongoing Tuesday evening sessions and weekday offerings is based on voluntary donations or dana. Fees are required for some retreats and classes. Donations do sustain us and are always welcome.

The Practice of Dana: Making a Donation

IMCC relies on the time-honored tradition of dana, or generosity, to support its weekly programs and special events. Donations are used to cover expenses such as space rental, web hosting, supplies, and other costs.

Tuesday Evening and Weekday Donations. IMCC accepts donations to offset its expenses at each Tuesday evening meditation and Dharma talk as well as at its weekday meditation sessions. This voluntary expression of gratitude for the teachings we receive helps cover space rental and other IMCC costs and support our dedicated teachers. Any offering is welcome, though none is required, and people typically contribute $5 to $15.                                        

Other Opportunities to Donate. Individuals and corporations can make a tax-deductible annual, quarterly, or monthly contribution to help us. You may send a check made payable to IMCC in care of David McMurchie, 810 Beverly Drive, #304, Charlottesville, VA 22911. To pay via credit card, debit card, or direct debit from your checking account, use our secure PayPal account (no service fee applied).

Yes, Donations Are Tax-Deductible. Contributions made before December 31 of each calendar year are tax-deductible for that year; you may request a receipt for tax purposes.                                    

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Weekly Opportunities
For IMCC Meditation:

Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm, Meditation and Dharma Talk. JABA, 674 Hillsdale Dr., CVille. Topic on Tuesday, April 8 will be "Acceptance as a Path to Freedom." The teacher will be Jeff Fracher 

Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Meditation and Discussion, Common Ground, Jefferson School City Center, 233 4th St. NW, CVille (enter at left). 

Thursdays, 7:30am-8:30am, Meditation and Discussion, Common Ground, Jefferson School City Center, 233 4th St. NW, CVille (enter at left).

Please check our EVENTS page to learn more about classes, retreats, and other offerings.

(Meditation 101)



Upcoming events

03 May 2014 9:00 AM • City Space, 100 5th Street NE (on the Downtown Mall)
23 May 2014 3:00 PM • Loveland, CO

IMCC is a nonprofit organization established in 1996. Its primary mission is to promote the instruction and practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation and related teachings that awaken an individual’s natural wisdom and compassion. IMCC is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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