Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • Sojourners United Church of Christ, 1017 Elliott Ave. Cv 22902

    The Precepts in Daily Life~Buddhist ethics in support of joy and freedom

    A 6-meeting course led by the IMCC teaching team

    Meeting once a month, Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm

    At Sojourners United Church of Christ

    Feb 25, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 16 & June 23 (ceremony and party)

    The precepts are guideposts to sane and joyous living and are as central to our practice today as they were in the Buddha’s time.  This course will provide an opportunity for you to move more deeply into your understanding of the meaning of the ethical assumptions in your life.

    The course format will include:

    ·      Small-group, experientially based discussions

    ·      Teachers’ comments

    ·      Handouts

    ·      At the course conclusion, a precepts ceremony and celebration

    Open to all who are interested in exploring the precepts. No prerequisites.

    Cost—$80  (no one will be denied participation due to lack of funds)

    Register online

    For questions contact Susan Stone

    • 27 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Joshua Tree, California

    The Buddha taught that the key to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life, in this moment, be other than it is.  This capacity for freedom is available to each of us in every moment but it is often obscured by our agitated minds and our wounded hearts.  In this retreat, we will combine the steady focused attention of Vipassana meditation with the relational approach of Insight Dialogue to the depths of this fundamental teaching on suffering, its causes and its release. 

    Insight dialogue is an interpersonal meditation form based in Vipassana. In Insight Dialogue practice we extend our solitary meditation into a meditation of speaking and listening in contemplation with others. As we practice together, we will touch directly into an embodied sense of greater empowerment and ease as we see and experience more clearly how the cycle of suffering works in our lives and how it can be released. 

    Click here for more information or to register

IMCC is a nonprofit organization established in 1996. Its primary mission is to promote the instruction and practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation and related teachings that awaken an individual’s natural wisdom and compassion. IMCC is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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