“Look within, be still. Free from fear and attachment, know the sweet joy of the way.”  – The Buddha
Vermont Insight Meditation Center (VIMC) is a small Buddhist community center dedicated to the study and practice of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and committed to the possibility of liberation for all beings. 
We are a  non-residential center that welcomes diverse populations. Vermont Insight Meditation Center supports and encourages the development of compassionate action towards community, based upon the ideals, teachings, and practices in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. All are welcome.

Cancellation Notices at the Bottom of the Page

COVID Policy Update
(September 2023)

We continue to monitor CDC guidelines and other sources of information. Particularly during seasons when respiratory illness circulates, we ask that you be aware of the health of all.

  • We ask that individuals who are not fully vaccinated or who do not feel well continue to join us exclusively on Zoom.
  • We also ask that individuals who have recently travelled join on Zoom only for the first 5 days after their return to Vermont.
  • As of September 25th, the CDC reports that the COVID-19 infection level in Windham County is low. We note that recent articles suggest that masking protects others as well as yourself. We encourage those who may have been exposed to respiratory illness of any kind to use a well-fitting mask.

The Board will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and the COVID-19 levels in Vermont and will make changes as needed. To read the VIMC COVID Policy»

Upcoming Retreats and Courses

For more of the 2024 Schedule  please click here>>

HYBRID DAYLONG RETREAT WITH Paul Rodrigue and Susan Dreyer Leon

Amanda Kenyon
Half-Day Retreat
Nature and Meditation
with Amanda Kenyon
July 13, 2024
9:00 am- 12:00 pm

 Nature and Meditation Retreat
Registration Closes on Friday, July 13
at Noon (Eastern)

Registration and Information Here»

Self-Compassion as Essential Practice
with Susan Dreyer Leon
Tuesday Evenings  
June 4 – 25

Registration Closes on Sunday, June 2
at Noon (Eastern)
Registration and Information»


Weekly Schedule

For information on visiting the hall, click here»
on Zoom see our newsletter Subscribe to VIMC Newsletter
Drop-in Practice. (No Registration)
(H) Hybrid (Attend in person or on Zoom)
(Z) On Zoom Only (
See Newsletter for Zoom Link.
Weekday Sittings with Practice Leaders 

(H) Monday – Thursday Mornings:
 7:00 am – 7:45 am

(Z) Tuesday Evenings
6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm

 Friday Mornings (In person only)
7:00 am -7:45 am

(Z) Friday Evenings:
5:30 pm  – 6:15 pm
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Group Awareness Exercise

(Z) Friday Mornings
7:00 am – 8:00  am

Instruction and practice with the use of noting meditation for the purpose of feeling into awareness.

Meditation and Dharma Talk
with VIMC Teachers

(H) Sunday Mornings
10:00 am: Meditation
11 am: Dharma Talk
12:00: Closing

Light meditation guidance. Dharma exploration and discussion.

Bi-Weekly Schedule

Meditation and Conversation 

(Z) First Saturday Mornings
9:00 am -10:30 am

Instruction, discussion, Q & A, and two short practice sessions

Meditation and Conversation 

(Z) Third Saturday Mornings
9:00 am -10:30 am

Instruction, discussion, Q & A, and two short practice sessions

 Cancellation Notices are Posted Here