IMCW's 20th Anniversary Celebration

IMCW's 20th Anniversary Celebration

All Soul's Church

10/28/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at All Soul's Church, (1500 Harvard St., NW, at 16th St., Washington, DC, 20009) (Map It)

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington is celebrating 20+ years awakening hearts and minds

Featuring guiding teacher and founder, Tara Brach

Hosted by Ofosu Jones-Quartey

In 1992, Tara Brach began teaching meditation classes in the Fireplace Room of River Road Unitarian Church, with about 40 people attending weekly. In 1997, IMCW incorporated as a non-profit, with a vision of filling the world with the growing expression of love, compassion, wisdom and peace--of awakening hearts and minds.

By 2017, over 250 people attend Tara's class each week. Others attend classes and daylongs offered by over 50 IMCW teachers in the D.C. Metro area. Meditation and mindfulness is now practiced around the country, in urban living rooms, in suburban parks and in remote farms, in part due to the hard work of Tara and IMCW.

To commemorate this milestone in our organization’s history, we are hosting a Celebration Event the evening of October 28, 2017 at the historic All Souls Church on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun and reflection of the past 20 years as we celebrate our Sangha.

We will also hear from our teachers, sangha leaders, supporters and friends to commemorate this milestone achievement. As part of the program, we will showcase pre-recorded video from Dharma leaders across the country, including Joseph Goldstein, Ruth King, Jack Kornfield and more that provide celebratory congratulations on the anniversary.

Mark your calendars, and check this page for forthcoming information about the event, including registration and other events we will be hosting throughout the year. 

If you cannot join us but would like to make a donation* in honor of Tara Brach and IMCW’s 20 years of awakening hearts and minds, you may do so here.

Doors will open to pre-registered guests at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. 

For more information, please send us an email.


We are actively recruiting volunteers to help make this event a success. We will need onsite logistic support for the day of the event, volunteers to help with fundraising, and creative volunteers to help with videography, photography, marketing and more! Please see the sign up on the registration page.



Tickets are free, but space is limited. A $25 donation is suggested to help us cover expenses, but any amount is appreciated and all are welcome regardless of their ability to pay.

Save your spot by registering now.

Please note that a vegetarian/vegan dinner will be served at this event. 


* Donations in honor of the 20th anniversary will not pay administrative expenses, but will help with scholarships, programming, etc.

Any questions? Contact us