There is no greater offering

than the gift of the Dharma


IMCW teachers are senior practitioners with years of teaching experience who lead meditation classes, daylongs, courses and retreats throughout the DC area. Most have received teacher training through a national teacher-training program (the Community Dharma Leader program based at Spirit Rock Center, Marin, CA; at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies; and courses offered at the Bhavana Retreat center) or through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute (MTTI).

Affiliate Teachers

IMCW affiliate teachers are experienced practitioners who offer meditation classes and daylongs in various settings. Most have graduated either from the Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington (MTTI), or the Community Dharma Leader (CDL) program offered by Spirit Rock. Others have comparable training and experience.

Guest Teachers and Speakers

IMCW invites guest teachers and speakers to lead certain classes, workshops or retreats. While some guests are Buddhist meditation teachers, others are individuals whose work and teachings are complementary to Buddhist teachings and offer a resource we feel will be valuable to our community.