|Organization||Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville|
|Contact Phone Number||(585) 733-7537|
|Primary Focus Area||Other|
|Primary Focus Area||Spiritual Community|
|Service Areas||Albemarle, Charlottesville|
|Year Organization Established||1996, informally. 501C3 status as of 2005.|
|Number of Paid Staff||2|
|Current Operating Budget||55,000|
|Board Meeting Frequency||6 times per year|
|City In Which Board Meetings Are Held||Charlottesville|
Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members
We are actively engaged in becoming a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, less hierarchical organization in all facets and seek to have this reflected in the representation of the members of the Board.
We have opportunities for those with experience in any of the following: Financial Oversight, Organizational Governance, Fundraising, Marketing, Community Engagement.
Preference is given for those with meditation experience and knowledge of Buddhism.
Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)
3 hours per month.
The full Board meets 6 times per year on the 4th Thursday from 6:30-9pm. Each Board member serves on at least one standing committee. Committee meetings vary from monthly to as needed.
Is a minimum financial contribution required?
Prior Board experience preferred?
Does the Board have term limits?
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is an organization grounded in Buddhist teachings. We promote the development of wisdom and compassion and the well-being of all through the recognition of our deep interdependence. We offer a welcoming environment for people to engage in Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana, a practice that trains us to live mindfully in the present moment.
IMCC offers ongoing daily group meditation sessions, and weekly dharma talks as well as a variety of educational opportunities designed to increase the understanding, knowledge and practice of Insight meditation.
Our mission and values are inspired and informed by Buddhist teachings on compassion, ethics, right effort, and right understanding. We aspire to the four boundless qualities of equanimity, love, compassion, and joy. To this end, IMCC will:
- Promote the instruction and practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and related Buddhist teachings that awaken our natural wisdom and compassion
- Cultivate the growth of the spirit and community of all beings
- Initiate and promote related activities and programs that will increase the well-being and improve the quality of life of the community
- Aid, work with, and participate in the activities of other organizations, individuals and public entities engaged in a similar mission
Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?