Upcoming events

    • 25 Nov 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • JABA 674 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville

    As we prepare for the holidays, we sometimes can find some internal dismay that our gratitude for life's circumstances seems not as rich or complete as it might be. In this evening's talk we will inquire into the fullness of a gratitude that enables us to include all of experience in the warmth of our minds and hearts. 

    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

    • 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 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. 

    • 05 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 09 Feb 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Common Grounds, Jefferson School
    • 16

    6-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class

    IMCC offers 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. 

    Talks, discussion and guided meditations are 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 Teresa Miller and/or David Silver. 

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

    Dates and times: Monday evenings, Jan. 5 - Feb.9. The first class will be 7-9 pm, and the remainder 7-8:30 pm. Class size is limited to 20.

    Cost: $95 (includes a copy of Gil Fronsdal's book The Issue at Hand)  A sliding scale is available.

    Please register at If you have questions, contact Teresa at
    • 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.
    • 09 Jun 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York
    This Insight Dialogue retreat offers teachings, contemplations and practice on various facets of love as aspects of a path of awakening. The English word "love" includes a broad range of experience, from friendliness, to kindness and compassion for self and others, to romantic sexual involvement, to the desire and ability to release our masks of self and other and rest in shared interconnection. Ultimately, simply resting in love, we can embody an unconditional presence that has no expectations or demands and we find a love that is a quality of our being, rather than something to be constructed or longed for.

    See for additional information or to register

    Contact with questions 

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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