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.


We are offering our Tuesday evening and Friday morning meditation groups on Zoom: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m. Other meetings are temporarily suspended.

If you would like an invitation to either meeting, please send an email to


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 5:45 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. On the first Tuesday of the month, there will be an introductory talk for newcomers at 5:30 p.m. and instructions given during the period of meditation practice. 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 .