Bellingham Insight Meditation Society

Bellingham Insight Meditation Society
Red Cedar Dharma Hall
1021 N. Forest St.
Bellingham, WA 98227
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Peer-led (including bringing in guest teachers)

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)
Residential retreats (longer than 1 day)
Sutta study or other Buddhist study
Family programs

Sangha Contact Name: 

Karen Sheldon

Sangha Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

(360) 647-8414

Sangha Description: 

Bellingham Insight Meditation Society (BIMS) supports meditation and practice in the Buddhist Theravada tradition. We are a growing community and welcome guests, drop-ins, and visitors.

Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice, the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm and focused awareness. Learning to observe experience from a place of stillness enables one to relate to life with less fear and clinging. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure, pain, fear, joy and all aspects of life with increasing equanimity and balance. As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion arise. This practice is sometimes called "vipassana", which is a Pali word for insight.