Welcome to Insight Meditation Community of Lewes (IMC-L)
Our mission is to support the awakening of hearts and minds through the direct experience of the Buddhist path, and the integration and manifestation of wisdom and compassion in all aspects of life, for the benefit of all beings.
We have learned that having a common topic or theme for the year has helped give continuity across the various IMC-L programs. The current focus for our sangha’s study is “Deepening our Practice on and Off the Cushion”. What we do on the cushion informs what we do in our lives, moment to moment, and that what we study off the cushion helps direct some of our meditation in addition to the path we take in our daily lives. We think this focus will provide an opportunity to look at how to bring our meditation into our lives, as well as how to become more skillful while meditating on the cushion.[Read More]
Although we call ourselves an Insight, or Vipassana meditation community, our group includes persons of other Buddhist and non-Buddhist spiritual traditions who wish to use meditation to deepen their spiritual practice.
At the heart of insight meditation is the practice of focusing the attention on the breath, thus concentrating and calming the mind.
This practice leads to Mindfulness or moment-to-moment observation that results in a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness.
Mindfulness practice as a spiritual path develops wisdom, compassion, loving kindness, generosity, and virtue.
We meet on Monday afternoons for silent meditation, host a bi-weekly book discussion group in which we discuss books on meditation and the Buddhist path, and hold a monthly public talk/event the first Friday evening of certain months.
These events take place at St Peter’s Episcopal Church on 2nd and Mulberry Streets in Lewes, Delaware.
We also sponsor both half and full day retreats with visiting teachers at a variety of locations including the St. Peter’s Parish Hall.
We welcome both new and experienced meditators to join us as we seek to support each other in our journeys.