Insight Meditation, known as Vipassana (pronounced “vi-PAH-sa-na”) in the Buddhist tradition, is a simple technique that has been practiced in Asia for over 2,500 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind, allowing one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby to live more fully present in the moment.

The practice develops clarity of seeing, which allows grasping, judgment, and fear to fall away. One discovers and cultivates qualities such as compassion, equanimity, wisdom, joy, and moral integrity.

The ultimate aim of the practice is the ending of suffering and the discovery of an unconditioned and complete freedom.

Vipassana presentation through IMCD is non-sectarian, although the ethics and traditions of Buddhist philosophy and psychology are included for guidance.