Our Community

The Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte is dedicated to the practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and Lovingkindness (Metta) practice. Persons of all (or no) faiths and beliefs who seek freedom of heart and mind are welcome.

We also study and practice Mindfulness with the intention of integrating wisdom and manifesting compassion in all aspects of our lives. Although based on the 2,600 year-old teachings of the Buddha, Insight Meditation is relevant in our current challenging times as a means for quieting the mind, trusting the heart and living with ease.

Teachings and meditations are offered freely. In the Buddhist tradition, teachings are considered so precious as to be priceless. Dana is the ancient Pali word for generosity arising effortlessly from deep gratitude. Your dana, to offset expenses, is greatly appreciated.

“You can​ search throughout ​the entire universe for someone ​who is more deserving of your love and affection ​than you ​are yourself,and that person is not to be found ​anywhere.You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Buddha

“When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met with storms and pirates,​if everyone ​panicked, ​all would be lost.​ But ​if ​even one person ​on the boat remained calm and centered,​it was ​enough.​​ It showed ​the Way for everyone to survive.”

Thich Nhat Han

“Each of us has a genuine capacity for ​love, ​forgiveness, wisdom and compassion.​Meditation awakens these qualities ​so that we can discover ​for ourselves​ the unique happiness that is our birthright.”

Sharon Salzberg

Two Weekly Practice Opportunities

All in person Sangha events are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19

​Wednesday Evenings ​

​​We meet every Wednesday evening at 7 PM. There is an instruction period from 7-7:20 PM, then a 30-minute silent insight meditation followed by a Dharma talk and discussion. Appropriate for all levels of experience.

​​Tuesday Midday

We also meet online Tuesdays from noon to 1:00. The Tuesday format includes a brief Dharma talk, a thirty-minute period of silent meditation, and a short period of questions and answers.

Location: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, in the Milford Chapel.​ Please park in the back of the church and take the sidewalk under the portico, to the second building on the left.

​​Please refrain from using perfume, aftershave or strongly scented lotions when attending IMCC events. Strong scents could be distressing to individuals with sensitivities. Thank you.​

Attendance is open to all and free. Your financial donations (dana) allow us to have a dedicated space conducive to fostering mindfulness, joy, equanimity, and compassion. Thank you for your support.

*Our community meets each Wednesday and Tuesday except for those days when Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are closed due to inclement weather

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