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The Insight Meditation Community of Lewes (IMC-L) is a group committed to using the practice of meditation to explore the dharma, the spiritual path delineated by Gautama Buddha 2500 years ago.

The 2015 theme for IMC-L is “Supports for the Path: Parami.” Please see the Schedule Page for a link to the resource for this year’s Dharma Study Group.

Day Long Retreat

Day Long retreat in Henlopen State Park’s Biden Center.

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.

Sangha members

Sangha members at sangha-wide meeting 2014.


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.