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IMCW News

This blog contains announcements, insights and articles from the Insight Meditation Community of Washington

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Learning to Stay

At least here in the Washington, DC area, we've entered our fourth month of mostly stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, quarantine—however you want to label it. And no matter where you are in the world, more than likely you've felt a mixture of emotions, thoughts, motivations, intentions, challenges, successes, etc. around this new reality of a worldwide pandemic....
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Invitation: IMCW Fundraising Committee

IMCW is looking for individuals to serve on its fundraising committee. With input from the governing board, this group is charged with imagining and implementing funding priorities based on IMCW’s stated long-range goals. Among other things, these include expanding annual giving and class dana, and supporting a range of initiatives geared toward awakening to racial, environmental and social issues...
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IMCW Stands in Support of Black Lives Matter

Our nation, and the world, grieves the continued violence against Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery represent but a fraction of the brutality at the hands of police and other authorities.  While we’re heartened by the many expressions of solidarity and calls for action, so much work remains to be done...

The Untold: What White People Can Do with Privilege!

Dear White People: You must teach your children about racism, not from a distance, but from your own wise heart. Imagine telling your children (regardless of age) some version of the following story with such regularity that they remember and tell their children. And don’t just tell them this story, notice how such truth telling impacts you and your actions, then talk about that too: My child, I’d like to tell you, from my lips, the truth about our racial history — about whiteness and about being a member of the white tribe....
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Opening Our Hearts to Suffering: A Message from IMCW

We write this wishing you freedom from inner and outer harm, yet knowing the reality of deep turmoil in our country right now due to the horrors of racism and their reverberations. On behalf of the teachers and staff at IMCW, we open our heart to this suffering, re-affirm our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusivity within our own community, and to helping foster a more just, equitable and compassionate world....