Events

Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 28 Nov 2016
    • 8:30 PM
    • Common Ground Healing Arts Center

    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. 

    The class will cover introductions to mindfulness of the breath, the body, emotions, and thoughts. There will be instruction, guided practice together, and time for discussion and addressing participants questions. Regular home meditation practice is an integral part of the course. 

    The course will be taught by David Silver.

    Location: Common Ground Healing Arts Center at the Jefferson School City Center.  

    Cost: $95 which includes a copy of Gil Fronsdal's book The Issue at Hand.  

    Classes will be held on Monday evenings, October 24-N0vember 28.
    The first class will be 7-9 pm, and the remainder 7-8:30 pm.
    Class size is limited to 20. 

    No one will be turned away due to insufficient funds. A sliding scale is available.


    $95 and includes a copy of Gil Fronsdal's book The Issue at Hand.  
    • 14 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sojourners United Church of Christ, 1017 Elliott Ave, Charlottesville, VA

    The teaching of our spiritual practice is that true peace isn't to be found "out there" but is already imminent in our own being. In this Day Long 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. Meditating in this way together, we will discover and investigate the mind's constructing nature and its great potential for awareness and for freedom as we both remember and cultivate a healing peace in our own, very personal, minds and hearts. 

    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. 

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



    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Shalom House Retreat Center, Hanover County, Virginia

    Awareness and Release:
    Practicing with Difficult Emotions


    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 therapists by therapists - 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.

    24.5 CEs available for Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors

    Click here for additional 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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