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    • 23 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Common Grounds, Jefferson School
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    Registration is closed

    6-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class

    IMCC (Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville) 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 practice is an integral part of the course.

    The teachers will be Helen Farrar and David Silver. 

    Location: Common Ground Healing Arts Center at the Jefferson School City Center.  The cost is $60; a sliding scale is available.

    Classes will be on Thursday evenings, Oct 23-Dec 4 (no class on Thanksgiving).
    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 Helen at hknightfarrar@gmail.com.
    • 16 Nov 2014
    • Meeting time and place TBA
    IMCC member Helene Freiman leads the second of our fall hikes. A 4.8-mile loop hike from the picnic area at South River Falls to the base of the third largest water fall in the Shenandoah National Park (83’). This hike offers outstanding views of the falls from an overview and at its base. A moderate hike with a few steep climbs.

    Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, and bring a snack and water. 

    This activity is limited to eight participants. To sign up, please email Helene at helenefreiman@gmail.com. Helene will let you know the time and meeting place.

    Note: You must print out and sign a liability waiver. Helene will collect waivers before you set out. 








    • 07 Dec 2014
    • Meeting time and place TBA
    IMCC member Helene Freiman leads the third of our fall hikes. The Rapidan Camp was built for Herbert Hoover during his term of office to serve as the first Presidential retreat. The camp has been restored with several historic buildings remaining. This hike begins at mile marker 53 on Skyline Drive. Park in the Milam Gap lot, then cross the drive to get to the trailhead. There are two options for this hike depending upon the interest of the group. The Rapidan Camp via Mill Prong Trail is 4 miles moderate round trip (in and back along the same trial) which is steep at places with 3 stream crossings and ends at the Rapidan camp. The other option is the Rapidan Camp via Mill and Laurel Prongs, which is a 7.4-mile moderate circuit, along streams with cascades.

    Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, and bring a snack and water. 

    This activity is limited to eight participants. To sign up, please email Helene at helenefreiman@gmail.com. Helene will let you know the time and meeting place.

    Note: You must print out and sign a liability waiver. Helene will collect waivers before you set out. 








    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • 01 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Shalom House Retreat Center, Hanover County, Virginia


    Much of the time as humans we live, not so much in life as in our mental patterns, our conditioned views about life. When an internal or external experience arises, we meet it with a mind state, a thought, an emotion or a whole story that colors the actual experience and leads to distorted views of reality and, ultimately to suffering. The practice of mindfulness reveals this process directly and opens the door to cultivating embodied awareness, spaciousness, non-identification, and release. We discover the relief of a mind at peace, we learn to work with difficult emotions as discreet phenomena that come, go, and change. 

    In this Insight Dialogue retreat, designed for mental health professionals, we will explore together the wholesome and less wholesome tendencies of the mind; we will develop wholesome practices that create a foundation for clarity and resiliency in our lives and the lives of our clients.

    CE credits available.

    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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