Insight Meditation Community of Washington

aka IMCW   |   Cabin John, MD   |  www.imcw.org

Mission

IMCW is dedicated to promoting the instruction and practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation (vipassana) and related Buddhist teachings that awaken our natural wisdom and compassion, and to cultivate the growth of spiritual community (sangha) with the intent of serving the larger sangha, the community of all beings.

Ruling year info

1998

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Trisha Stotler

Administrative Director

Anne Adams Green

Main address

P.O. Box 3

Cabin John, MD 20818 USA

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EIN

52-2016933

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Vipassana Meditations

IMCW offers: weekly Dharma classes in multiple sites within the Washington Metropolitan area; daylong retreats; weekend retreats; and week-long retreats within a 75 mile radius of the Washington Metropolitan area.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

Aspirations of the IMCW LGBTIQ Sangha:
- To explore our LGBTIQ identities in the light of the Buddhist dharma, across multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to: sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, and dis/abilities.
- To provide a safe and intimate space where LGBTIQs can deepen the practice of meditation and mindful dialogue.
- To study the dharma from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussion.
- To cultivate a sense of belonging and community both within the LGBTIQ sangha and the larger IMCW sangha.

Population(s) Served

Aspirations of the People of Color Sangha:
-To explore our identity as People of Color in the light of the Buddhist dharma, across multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socio-economic class, age, and dis/abilities.
-To provide a safe and intimate space where People of Color can deepen the practice of meditation and mindful dialogue.To study the dharma from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.
-To study the dharma from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.
-To cultivate a sense of belonging and community both within the People of Color sangha and the larger IMCW sangha

Population(s) Served

IMCW Family & Children's Mindfulness classes provide young children with a mindfulness framework to develop healthy responses to the ever-changing world around and inside of them. Children will learn how to express their innate qualities of being present with what is happening, respect for others and nature, loving kindness and compassion. Planting these seeds at an early age can reduce stress as well as sustain and nourish the mind, body and spirit for a lifetime.

Classes include lessons on basic Buddhist teachings, short meditations, movement exercises and hands on activities geared towards developing mindfulness.

Parents attend the classes with their children.

Population(s) Served

This gathering is an opportunity for teens 14-19 to come together to support each other's mindfulness practice. The format is as follows:

- 25 minute guided mindfulness meditation
- Introductions / Check-in Games
- Short talk on discussion topic on how to integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives in dealing with relationships, school, the world
- Gratitude Practice
- Closing

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Insight Meditation Community of Washington

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jake Tarr

Kinetic Ventures

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No