The purpose of the Insight Meditation Community of Chestertown is to provide instruction and support for the practices of insight (vipassana) and lovingkindness (metta) meditation, and to foster understanding of the Buddha's teachings (the Dharma). Our teachings and practices come from the Western "Insight Meditation" branch of the Theravadan lineage of Buddhism, as taught by Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and many others. We also welcome teachers and teachings from other lineages of Buddhism.

The Insight Meditation Community of Chestertown meets at the Chester River Friends Meeting House at 124 Philosophers Terrace in Chestertown, Maryland. IMC-Chestertown offers occasional daylong and half-day meditation retreats and beginning meditation classes.

Regular meditation meetings (sits) are held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. On Tuesday evenings, an informal gathering begins at 5:15, during which newcomers can receive an orientation to meditation practice and information about the group and its activities prior to the 6:00 meditation. A dharma talk is given every other Tuesday evening. Friday mornings after the sit we gather for an informal lesson/discussion on the teachings of the Buddha.

There is a peer-led sit on Mondays at 9 a.m.

For more information, email Anne Briggs at .