Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is dedicated to the practice of mindfulness-awareness, also known as Insight or Vipassana Meditation. IMCC provides a full program of weekly meditation, ongoing classes, daylong programs, and retreats. Join us!
Sign up now! Upcoming Retreats with Insight Meditation Teacher Ruth King, MA
"Embracing the 'Mad' Mind" (March 16)
"Mindful of Race" (May 3-4)
Check out our earlybird pricing for the May event!
Guest Teacher Ruth King to Lead Two Retreats in 2014
Nationally renowned Insight Meditation teacher and emotional wisdom author
Ruth King, MA (left), returns to Charlottesville in the coming months to offer two retreats.
On March 16, Ruth offers "Embracing the 'Mad' Mind," a day-long retreat; space is limited, and online registration is required. The tuition is $35.
A weekend retreat called "Mindful of Race" takes place May 3-4; space is limited, and online registration is required. Participants who sign up before April 18 receive earlybird pricing: $120. Sign up after April 18 for $140.
These offerings are part of the Community Building Committee's pioneering programs aimed at exploring how the Dharma can illuminate issues of social separation and injustice. Since 2011, the committee has offered four retreats, including last May's well-received "Mindful of Race" retreat, which makes its return in May. To learn more about Ruth's powerful work, visit www.ruthking.net.
Check our Events listings regularly and watch our e-newsletter for new details about these and other upcoming workshops.
IMCC provides a welcoming environment for people to engage in Insight Meditation and related practices. IMCC offers ongoing weekly group meditation sessions and dharma talks as well as a variety of educational opportunities designed to increase the understanding, knowledge, and practice of insight meditation. IMCC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible.
Insight or Vipassana Meditation draws on the Buddhist tradition and the central techniques taught by the Buddha upon his enlightenment. IMCC embraces this tradition yet is nonsectarian and open to anyone with a desire to practice meditation.
There are no membership fees. Participation at the ongoing Tuesday evening sessions and weekday offerings is based on voluntary donations or dana. Fees are required for some retreats and classes. Donations do sustain us and are always welcome.
The Practice of Dana: Making a Donation
IMCC relies on the time-honored tradition of dana, or generosity, to support its weekly programs and special events. Donations are used to cover expenses such as space rental, web hosting, supplies, and other costs.
Tuesday Evening and Weekday Donations. IMCC accepts donations to offset its expenses at each Tuesday evening meditation and Dharma talk as well as at its weekday meditation sessions. This voluntary expression of gratitude for the teachings we receive helps cover space rental and other IMCC costs and support our dedicated teachers. Any offering is welcome, though none is required, and people typically contribute $5 to $15.
Other Opportunities to Donate. Individuals and corporations can make a tax-deductible annual, quarterly, or monthly contribution to help us. You may send a check made payable to IMCC in care of David McMurchie, 810 Beverly Drive, #304, Charlottesville, VA 22911. To pay via credit card, debit card, or direct debit from your checking account, use our secure PayPal account (no service fee applied).
Yes, Donations Are Tax-Deductible. Contributions made before December 31 of each calendar year are tax-deductible for that year; you may request a receipt for tax purposes.
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