Hello Meditators

Welcome

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 welcome you to join us for practice and to engage with the community for any of our weekly Meditation Meetings listed below.  Also, please check our Events listings and sign up for our Monthly Newsletter to learn about additional Dharma practice or study opportunities.

  • VIRTUAL: Tuesdays at 12pm
    Brief Dharma teaching and 30-minute meditation
    Zoom Only
  • IN PERSON*: Wednesdays at 7pm
    Instructions for New Meditators (in person only) in Conference Room
  • IN PERSON* / VIRTUAL:  Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm
    Meditation and Dharma talk
    In-Person & Zoom
  • VIRTUAL: Thursdays at 7:30am 
    20-minute meditation and brief conversation after
    Zoom Only

*Our Wednesday In-Person 7:00pm Instruction sessions and 7:30PM Meditation and Dharma Talks are held at Park Road Baptist Church/Milford Chapel.

You may view previous Dharma talks on our YouTube channel.  Please consider supporting this work by making a donation here.

Our Community

Along with Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and Lovingkindness (Metta) practice, the Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte  also studies and practices 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.

To join our GroupMe chat community for event updates, download the GroupMe app and reach out to the Metta Committee chair for a link at metta@imccharlotte.org

“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

“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

“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

​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 meet online Tuesdays from noon to 1:00. The Tuesday format includes a brief Dharma talk, a thirty-minute period of silent meditation, and an optional short period of questions and answers. Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Location: 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.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 in-person each Wednesday evening with the exception of days when Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are closed due to inclement weather.