IMCC statement on events of August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA.

IMCC is appalled by the violence visited on our city on Saturday. We abhor violence in any form. We are committed to non-violence as a value and as the most effective method of countering hate. Racial oppression, economic inequality, and disenfranchisement will not be overcome with violence. Rather, they will only be overcome with non-violent action. 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction….
The chain reaction of evil —
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars —
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)
Strength To Love speech, 1963

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Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) 

is a spiritual community located in central Virginia open to everyone interested in the study and practice of Buddhist insight meditation, also known as Vipassana.

We provide a range of programs for new and experienced meditators:

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Equanimity in Our Times – Ruth King

Introduction to Buddhist Chanting – Laura Good

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Tuesdays, 7:30–9:00 pm, Meditation and dharma talk.  JABA, 674 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville.  Learn more.

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