Please help IMCW awaken hearts and minds
By Tara Brach | Dec 18 2017
In 1996 mindfulness was considered exotic and alternative. In 2017, IMCW's 20th anniversary celebrates a world that increasingly embraces meditation and mindfulness as a path to address the ills of our troubled societies.
In October, IMCW celebrated 20 years of meditation and mindfulness teachings by bringing together 200 people in Washington, DC to celebrate.
In twenty years we have seen meditation turn from unusual to something seen in major papers and magazines across the U.S. People in 170 countries around the world now listen to IMCW audio dharma, and over 50 IMCW teachers offer over 130 events each month in the metro D.C. area.
It's the love and generosity of our entire community that has made these achievements possible. With your support we can do even more.
At the very roots of our activity is a shared commitment to grow as a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. IMCW teachers, board members, staff and volunteers sustain and grow mindfulness communities for women, children and families, teens, LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Questioning), and People of Color.
We continue to expand our work in social justice, including One Earth Sangha (the dharma/teachings of climate change), Insight on the Inside (teaching meditation to incarcerated individuals) and Minds, Inc. (teaching meditation and mindfulness in schools).
With your help, we can continue to support and expand the diversity of our community, and the scope of our work. Please reflect on how the teachings have impacted you and our larger community, and make a gift at a level that's right for you.
We thank you for your generosity.
With all blessings for the New Year,
Tara Brach, Hugh Byrne, Jonathan Foust, Luisa Montero-Diaz, Ruth King, and the teachers, board and staff of IMCW