IMCW Tackles the Pandemic

At a time when we all need community and mindfulness practice, IMCW has been delighted to welcome so many members who live out of the area to our new online, Zoom classes – people from as close as Pennsylvania, and as far away as Chicago, Seattle, Albuquerque, Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, India, Brazil, Japan and Australia. Students who have moved away, students who have listened to our audio dharma but couldn’t attend classes due to distance, family and work obligations, illness or other reasons, have been able to join the daytime and evening classes IMCW offer each week.

I value the sense of community and that it feels like everyone matters.

IMCW welcomed 36% more visitors from the U.S. between February and August of this year, and 153% more international visitors. The overall percentage of visitors from the U.S. dropped slightly, but the percentage of visitors from countries such as Canada, the U.K. and Australia had jumped as much as 114% -- and 64% overall internationally.

We know that the continuing pandemic has been stressful for everyone and devasting for many. With over 60 teachers with over 50 classes, affinity sanghas (communities), and retreats online every week on the IMCW calendar, we hope you can find a teacher and a sangha where you feel at home.

Our classes are offered freely (donations are welcome to support the teachers and IMCW) and on a drop-in basis. So come when you can and pay what you're able. We welcome everyone.

Find out more in our upcoming Annual Report.

May you be held in the heart of lovingkindness

May you be free from inner and outer harm

May you be well

May you have ease of well-being

May your life be of service to all beings

May you come to know great and natural peace

May you awaken and be free.`

See the IMCW website Calendar for all of our online events.

It is the mission of IMCW/The Insight Meditation Community of Washington is to support the awakening of hearts and minds through the direct experience of the Buddhist path, and the integration and manifestation of wisdom and compassion in all aspects of life, for the benefit of all beings.

IMCW
P.O. Box 3
Cabin John, MD 20818

Phone: 202.986.2922

Email: meditate@imcw.org