Insight Meditation Community of Richmond


"Doing no evil, undertaking the good, purifying one’s mind: this is the teaching of the Buddhas."
- Buddha


Tuesday Sit and Reflection

We'll sit and walk together, followed by a Dharma teaching and discussion. (7 - 9 PM)

Friday Sit and Book Reading

We'll sit and walk together, followed by a book reading and discussion. (5:45 - 7:30 PM)

Wed Sept 4 - Sun Sept 8, 2024
Lotus Flower
Online Daylong Retreat: Sunday August 11
Annual Ekoji Sangha Day: Sunday August 18

What is Insight Meditation?

Insight meditation, also known as Vipassana or mindfulness meditation, is a type of meditation that is practiced with the goal of gaining insight into the nature of reality. The practice involves focusing one’s attention on the present moment in order to develop a deeper understanding of the mind and emotions.

The Buddha emphasized the importance of investigating one’s own direct experience. By observing the body and mind, we can begin to recognize patterns that influence our everyday life. This understanding helps us gain insight into what leads to suffering and what leads to happiness.

About IMCR

We are a twice weekly gathering of diverse individuals who practice meditation and study the teachings of the Buddha according to the Theravada (pronounced terra VAH duh) school of Buddhism, the traditional Buddhism of Southern and Southeast Asia. IMCR, under the name The Vipassana Group, first met at Ekoji in November 1994, and began weekly Friday meetings on March 3, 1995.

Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of their meditation experience, religious background or affiliation, or those with no religious affiliation.


See also our Calendar page.

Scroll to Top