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IMCW News

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

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Reading List: Meditation, Buddhism and more

The following books are recommended by IMCW's teachers, including authors from Jack Kornfield to Jon Kabat-Zinn to Kristin Neff. We hope that you enjoy them. Sections include: Vipassana/Insight Meditation; Zen; Tibetan; Grieving, Death and Dying; Racism, Equity, Inclusivity; Engaged Buddhism; and Mindfulness for Children and Teens; as well as a wide assortment of other recommendations.

Tonglen Practice for Uncertain Times

In moments of anxiety, uncertainty, loneliness and feeling disconnected, there's a simple yet profound Buddhist practice that can provide an immediate ballast to the weight of suffering. I invite you to practice this with me daily in these coming weeks, or whenever uncertainty has you in its grip....
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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.