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IMCW offers a vast array of programs, from drop-in classes to scheduled series, meditation retreats, and sangha gatherings.

We focus on two main areas of learning: core dharma teachings that have endured for 2600 years and contemporary secular mindfulness courses, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Whether you’re a beginner or seeking to go deeper with your practice, start here, start now.

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vi·pas·sa·na = to see clearly

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IMCW has done nothing short of changing my life. They hold space for an incredible community and offerings that have inspired, connected, and nurtured my body, mind, and soul. Above all, the teachers and community embody the values I aspire to cultivate. Thank you!
Alex S.

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Attend drop-in classes, learn to meditate, study dharma teachings that enhance life, and walk the path of the dharma together. Join our community of loving individuals, go deeper, and build wholesome lives together.

Founded in 1998, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) offers classes, meditation retreats, and community Dharma practice in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition, along with secular mindfulness courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

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