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IMCW News

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

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Remind Me, Why Am I Doing This Again?

At the end of most of my meditation classes, there’s time for people to ask questions about the dharma talk, meditation in general, or their own practice. A few weeks ago a gentleman raised his hand and said something like, “I’ve been meditating for many years. I’ve been on lots of retreats and know lots of teachers. I mean, I know even their lives aren’t perfect. I sometimes ask myself, why am I doing this again? What’s the point?” There was a collective, knowing chuckle in the room and the man who asked the question broke into a smile...

Invitation to Apply: IMCW Board of Directors

IMCW is seeking to bring on a few new board members to serve an initial 1-year term beginning July 2021 through June 2022. IMCW has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply. Please email...

Larry Yang BIPOC Support Fund Launch

IMCW is honored to announce the launch of the Larry Yang BIPOC (Black, Indigeneous and People of Color) Support Fund. This fund will be used to provide resources to BIPOC students and teachers as they seek to learn, teach, and otherwise deepen their experience in the dharma. Our sincere belief is that when barriers to full inclusion are eliminated, there is a natural shift in the balance of power that leads to a greater sense of community and collective transformation for the benefit of all.....
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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...