Upcoming events

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

    This week's teacher: Jeff Fracher

    Uncertainty pervades our human existence. The talk will focus on the tools which the Dharma provides us to better handle the uncertainty in our lives and live with greater awareness and happiness. 

    IMCC meets every Tuesday evening for a period of guided meditation and a talk by one of IMCC's experienced meditation teachers. These events are suitable for newcomers as well as experienced meditation practitioners. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion or mat if you prefer. Admission is free; dana (donations) gratefully accepted.

    • 05 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 09 Feb 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Common Grounds, Jefferson School
    • 9

    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
    • 17 Jan 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • JABA 674 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville

    Our spiritual practice invites us to investigate deeply: what really matters in this life of ours? What is a wholesome way of walking in this world? What leads to suffering and what leads to the end of suffering?  In this retreat we will bring our inquiry to the Buddha’s teaching on wise intention: what are we each calling ourselves to practice and embody. With clarity about what we intend, we are better able to bring wisdom and kindness, clarity and energy to each moment of our daily lives. 

    Join us for a daylong Insight Dialogue retreat. In this 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 practice allows us to perceive and understand things that are normally overlooked in the busyness of life. Meditating together, we discover and investigate the mind's constructing nature and its great potential for awareness and for freedom.  As we come to know and to release the habit mind, we find there is nowhere to be but here. 

    Prior meditation experience is requested. If you would like guidance about the suitability of this retreat for you, please contact Lori: or Sharon:

     Additional information about Insight Dialogue may be found at 

    The registration fee is $25 to cover rental costs and payable on line.  Scholarships are available.  

    Dana will be accepted at the retreat for the teachers. 

    Please pre-register online. 


    • 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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