Welcome to Insight Meditation Community of Lewes (IMC-L)

We are a group committed to using the practice of meditation to explore the dharma, the spiritual path delineated by Gautama Buddha 2500 years ago.

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.

Supports for the Practice


The 2015 theme for IMC-L is Supports for the Practice and focus on the Parami or the ten daily perfections. Parami (or paramita in Sanskrit) provide a template for the mind’s energies and activities that encompasses our talking, working, our relationships and interactions with others, our times of private introspection, our decision-making and the forming of our life directions.

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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.

sangha pix-teacherAt 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.

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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 most 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 and the Lewes Senior Center.

We welcome both new and experienced meditators to join us as we seek to support each other in our journeys.