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IMCW News

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

Dear Beloved Asian American and Pacific Islander Community...

As a community rooted in the ancient and living gifts of the Buddhadharma, members of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC stand, sit, and kneel with you in solidarity, compassion, and strength.   We deeply acknowledge the long history of anti-Asian racism in this country and the impact it has had over many generations. We strongly condemn the violent acts of hatred...
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The Invisible Majority

The vast majority of American Buddhists are of Asian heritage, yet they are too often ignored, mispresented, and even looked down upon. Chenxing Han offers five ways we can start to heal the great divide in American Buddhism....

The Use of Inclusive Language at IMCW

The dharma teaches a profound wisdom that there is no lasting, permanent self. At the same time, society often reads and reacts to us by our identity markers, and oppression is a reality for many people. Additionally, the ways we identify can also be meaningful for self-understanding and forming connections with others. The following are terms that we use at IMCW. They have been chosen by the communities they represent.