Who We Are
Insight Chicago Meditation Community is a Vipassana meditation group active in Chicago since 1997. Our practice is based on mindfulness meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism.
Insight Chicago Meditation Group welcomes both new and old practitioners to sit with us at weekly groups throughout Chicago, to monthly teachings, and to weekend and longer retreats. For help in getting started with Insight Meditation, we offer instruction and readings.
All are warmly invited to join our sitting groups regardless of age, gender identification, racial, economic, sexual orientation, social, political or religious background. We strive to create a safe environment for all who come to practice.
"Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self."