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Napa Valley Insight Meditation offers meditation training and spiritual teachings from Buddhist and other wisdom traditions. We are dedicated to supporting the cultivation of mindful awareness and compassion in daily life. Our mission is to support one another in applying the teachings and practice of mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness within ourselves, our relationships, our work and our society. Our programs include (or will include) meditation classes, daylong retreats, sitting groups, workshops, and other classes.

Most of the teachers and the founding members of NVIM have been trained in the American Insight or Vipassana movement. The Insight tradition focuses on the practice of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation, and draws mostly on the early teachings of the Buddha. However, it is also a nonsectarian and generally pluralistic stream of Buddhism that is open to all, and is non-religious in nature.

NVIM does not require payment for any of our gatherings, programs or events. The support of our teachers, facility use fees and supplies is done through the voluntary donations of our community.

NVIM's weekly gatherings and sitting groups, events, daylong retreats and classes welcome new and experienced practitioners from all spiritual and meditation traditions. We value diversity and welcome people of every race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. To find out more about upcoming events, please check out our calendar.



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Welcome to Napa Valley Insight Meditation

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    Special Guest: Syra Smith

    6 Meditators

    On Tuesday July 26, at 7:00 Napa Valley Insight Meditation will host a presentation by Syra Smith. Syra is Founder and Curator for Oakland’s Dana Cafe, a monthly... Learn more

  • 6 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Silent Morning Meditation

    2 Meditators

    For those interested in supporting their morning practice, we invite you to join us on Thursday mornings for silent meditation. The meditation will begin promptly at 9... Learn more

  • July 19 · 7:00 PM

    Special Guest: Matthew Sockolov

    8 Meditators

    Mathew Sockolov will give a talk entitled “Wise Engagement with Joy.” Matthew has been teaching meditation in Los Angeles for several years at Against the Stream... Learn more

  • July 14 · 9:00 AM

    Silent Morning Meditation

    2 Meditators

    For those interested in supporting their morning practice, we invite you to join us on Thursday mornings for silent meditation. The meditation will begin promptly at 9... Learn more

  • July 12 · 7:00 PM

    Special Guest: Eve Decker

    12 Meditators

    On Tuesday July 12th, at 7:00 Napa Valley Insight Meditation will host a presentation by Dharma Musician and Teacher, Eve Decker. Eve has been singing, song writing, and... Learn more

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