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    • 25 Sep 2015
    • 27 Sep 2015
    • Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Nelson County, VA

    Led by

          Sharon Beckman-Brindley, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey


    Hurry! Registration Ends September 8!


    Click here to access the retreat's dedicated website, where you can register and select your accommodations.


    In meditation ~ as in daily life ~ we can have all sorts of experiences, some pleasant, some not so much.  In this retreat, we will explore ways to bring our meditation practice more deeply and more fully alive with it all, both on the cushion and in our ordinary and everyday challenges.  We will see that we can make friends with all sorts of energies ~ as we discover and practice, together, the deep wisdom, kindness, compassion, and tranquility that are available to us in every single moment.  This retreat will be an opportunity for you to establish, re-discover, or deepen your contemplative practice.  Through the skilled guidance of our teachers, you will be supported in exploring, healing and transforming your relationship with yourself and all of creation. 

    This weekend retreat overlaps with the weeklong retreat of the same title. If you prefer to register for the weeklong retreat, please follow the link and make your selection there. 

    This event sells out quickly each year, so please register as soon as you can by accessing the retreat registration website.

    • 25 Sep 2015
    • 02 Oct 2015
    • Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Nelson County, VA

    Led by

           Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey and Sharon Beckman-Brindley


    Hurry! Registration ends September 8!


    Click here to access the retreat's dedicated website, where you can register and select your accommodations.


    In meditation ~ as in daily life ~ we can have all sorts of experiences, some pleasant, some not so much.  In this retreat, we will explore ways to bring our meditation practice more deeply and more fully alive with it all, both on the cushion and in our ordinary and everyday challenges.  We will see that we can make friends with all sorts of energies ~ as we discover and practice, together, the deep wisdom, kindness, compassion, and tranquility that are available to us in every single moment.  This retreat will be an opportunity for you to establish, re-discover, or deepen your contemplative practice.  Through the skilled guidance of our teachers, you will be supported in exploring, healing and transforming your relationship with yourself and all of creation.  

    This event sells out quickly each year, so please register as soon as you can by accessing the retreat registration website.

    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 23 Nov 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Common Ground Healing Arts, Jefferson School
    • 8

    6-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class

    IMCC will offer a six-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class open to anyone who is new to meditation or who would like to establish a regular practice of mindfulness and Insight Meditation. 

    There will be talks, discussion and guided meditations  based on the Buddha's teachings of the foundations of mindfulness. Regular home meditation practice is an integral part of the course.

    The class will be taught by David Silver. 

    Location: Common Ground Healing Arts Center at the Jefferson School City Center.  The cost is $95 and includes a copy of Gil Fronsdal's book The Issue at Hand; a sliding scale is available.

    Classes will be on Monday evenings, October 19-November 23.
    The first class will be 7-9 pm, and the remainder 7-8:30 pm.
    Class size is limited to 20

    Please register at www.imeditation.org. If you have questions, contact David at davidfsilver@gmail.com.

    No one will be turned away due to insufficient funds. Scholarships are available.


    • 09 Jan 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • JABA, 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville

    The arising of anger in our lives can lead to all sorts of confusions. We can struggle with rigidity and inflexibility, hostility, righteousness, guilt, confusion, paralysis, fear and overwhelm – in ourselves and others.  Spiritual guidance can sometimes sound as though we are supposed to patiently tolerate injustice, suppress our natural instincts or become pious hypocrites in denial of our own energies. In this retreat we will together explore wise relationship with the energies of anger in order to cultivate more ease in navigating anger both internally and externally.

    This will be a daylong Insight Dialogue retreat. We will practice silent meditation and, together, the contemplations of Insight Dialogue in which we will explore our moment-to-moment experience while meditating in dialogue with others.  This dialogue practice can open us to perceive and understand things that are normally overlooked in our own personal perceptions. Meditating together, we discover and investigate the mind's constructing nature and its great potential for awareness and for freedom.   

    Because Insight Dialogue builds on our established meditation practice, prior experience of at least a daylong or weekend insight meditation retreat is requested. If you would like guidance about the suitability of this retreat for you, please contact Sharon, sharon@metta.org.  Additional information about Insight Dialogue may be found at www.metta.org. 


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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