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

A Collective-Awakening Vision for “IMCW 2.0"

What is the future of IMCW? Where are we headed over the next 5 to 10 years? How can we best support each other in our ultimate goal of collective awakening? How do we truly become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? What does it mean to belong to and contribute to IMCW? How do we need to evolve as the Dharma and similar teachings and practices evolve and mature? How is the teacher role changing...

Film: Animals and the Buddha

Please join us for a screening of the film “Animals and the Buddha”, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Keegan Kuhn (“Cowspiracy”, “What the Health”), to raise awareness and encourage deeper reflection on how extending compassion to all animals, particularly the animals we might typically forget about, is consistent with the Buddhist path....

Meditations for Compassion, Wisdom & Ethics in the U.S.

This event is to provide an opportunity for people to gather together on the Ellipse, beside the White House, to meditate in an effort to bring greater mindfulness, compassion, wisdom and an ethics of loving-kindness into the public discourse and into the energetic exchange of our democracy.

Mindful Leader Summit 2018

Don’t miss Judson Brewer, Ruth King, Amit Sood, Tara Brach, and Bill George at the 5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit. Join our friends at Mindful Leader for the largest Summit dedicated to mindfulness and compassion in the workplace....

Families Belong Together Rally

Rallies are planned all across America for a National Day of Action for Children. Buddhist groups will be meeting at Farragut Square (adjacent to both the Farragut North and Farragut West Metro Stations) at 9:00 a.m. for walking meditation. We then intend to walk silently and mindfully to Lafayette Square to lend a silent, mindful presence to the rally.