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


What to Expect on a Retreat

Making the decision to enter an extended period of silence with others doing the same—whether it’s for one day, three, or longer—is a powerful commitment to yourself, your practice, and your life. In order to make the most of this precious time, it can be useful (especially if it’s your first time) to know what you might find once you’re there, and what to bring along with you—including attitudes and expectations.

Tenleytown Family Class moving; New Middle School Program Starting

Starting in March, the Children & Family Class is moving from Tenleytown to Bethesda. We will continue to hold our classes at RRUUC the 2nd Sunday of the month. However, the time has changed to 4:30-6 p.m. (In March, due to lack of availability on the 11th, the Bethesda Children & Family Class will be held on March 18 at RRUUC. For April-June it will be held on the regularly scheduled 2nd Sundays.)

Mindfulness-Based Practitioners (Therapists)

The Mindfulness-Based Practitioners website is a resource for those who are interested in finding a therapist or practitioner who practices mindfulness-based therapy, contemplative psychotherapy, or teaches mindfulness and meditation consistent with Buddhist teachings.