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IMCW News

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

The Possibility of Awakening

I imagine that, like me, most of you are living with the mix of fears and sorrows that appropriately come with a global pandemic. In the face of real danger and loss, it’s crucial to honor the intelligence of these feelings, and to meet them with as much mindfulness, gentleness and compassion as you can.
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Celebrating Tara’s new book, Radical Compassion on Wednesday, Jan 8 -- You're Invited!

Many years ago, I read a moving article by a hospice care‑ giver who had accompanied thousands of people during their final weeks. One phrase in particular has stayed with me. After countless hours listening to the thoughts of the dying, the caregiver summed up their greatest regret with these words: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself."

Give from the Heart

We are grateful for your help as we enter our 24th year of bringing insight meditation -- refuge -- to a growing community. Please give so that we can continue to offer the programs, classes, online talks and outreach that help awaken us...
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Three Refuges Class, Bethesda

Our drop-in class tonight, Wednesday, January 2, in Bethesda is canceled. The next class will be on Wednesday, January 9 and is our special Three Refuges class. The three classic refuges of Buddha (awareness), Dharma (truth) and Sangha (loving relatedness) are each expressions of our deepest essence....