Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • JABA 674 Hillsdale Drive

    Our meditation practice invites us to be present with what IS, continually reminding us that there is nothing internal and nothing external that is to be excluded from our awareness and care. At times, however, our disturbing emotions can seem to challenge this teaching.  These difficult mind states can leave us puzzled as to how to proceed. This evening's talk with explore this confusion and offer some ways of thinking and practice that can lead us to the deeper happiness, peace and serenity that our practice offers. No matter what.

    IMCC meets every Tuesday evening for a period of guided meditation and a talk by one of IMCC's experienced meditation teachers.  The program is designed to be friendly and of interest to people with no meditation experience as well as more advanced practitioners. 

    This week's teacher: Sharon Beckman-Brindley

    • 16 Jul 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • JABA 674 Hillsdale Drive, Cville 22901

    Many of us come to spiritual practice to find a way out of suffering. Soon however we discover another reason to practice: the heart’s yearning for truth. Embracing the sincerity of the heart is the lifelong process of responding to this yearning. When we embrace this sincerity, we say “yes” and incline toward expressing nonjudgmentally with clarity and kindness amidst our daily challenges and joys. We discover a circle—namely, that the yearning of the heart fuels our ongoing commitment to spiritual practice even when our discipline flags, and that the practices of mindfulness, lovingkindness and others clarify and affirm the heart’s yearning. We move more deeply into the reality of the Buddhadharma (the Buddha’s teaching), which has been defined as “the undefended truth,” and we live with greater peace and happiness. 

    This silent retreat will include guided and unguided meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement and a talk by Susan. There will be time for questions. Open to all, whether you are new to meditation or a long-time practitioner.


    Bring a bag lunch and, if you wish, your own cushion. Chairs are provided.

    $30 registration. Please register online at so we know how many people to expect. You can pay online or at the door.

    For questions, contact Cynthia Power               or 434 923 4543

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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