Welcome to Insight Chicago

Vipassana In The Second City

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."

Sharon Salzberg

News And Events

ICMC Fall Retreat with Santikaro Oct 12-15

Living the Eightfold Path: Cultivating Happiness and Peace in the Midst of Real Challenges Thursday, October 12, 12:30 p.m. – Sunday,
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ICMC Fall Retreat with Santikaro Oct 12-15

ICMC New Years Retreat with Andrew Getz – December 28-31

Exploring Wise Intention Thursday, December 28, 10 a.m. – Sunday, December 31, 12:00 p.m. Registration is now open for Insight Chicago’s New
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ICMC New Years Retreat with Andrew Getz – December 28-31

The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness with Gayle Brickman Nov 30th – Dec 21

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness Thursdays: November 30th - December 21st, 2017 Registration is now open for a four day course covering the Four
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The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness with Gayle Brickman Nov 30th – Dec 21
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