Welcome to Island Insight
WHO WE ARE
Island Insight Meditation Community, located on Martha’s Vineyard, is dedicated to developing mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion in ourselves and for the benefit of all beings. We offer regular meditation, teaching, and discussion opportunities to support our practice in daily life. Our community is rooted in the teachings of the Buddha, but there is no need to identify as a Buddhist and there is no formal membership. We welcome people of all racial and gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, classes, spiritual traditions, abilities, and ages. We are committed to providing sanctuary and safe space for all who come to practice.
Island Insight's guiding teacher is Chas DiCapua, who is also the Resident Teacher at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA. He is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, and he joins us one Saturday each month to offer teaching and meditation instruction. Chas writes a blog for our site, and audio/visual recordings of some of his local teachings are available here.