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.
Welcome to Napa Valley Insight Meditation
3h ago · 7:00 PM
Meditation & Discussion: Forrest Hill
Forrest Hill will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Forrest has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2004 and is a founding member of Napa Valley... Learn more
4h ago · 6:15 PM
Meditation For Beginners
Have you been wanting to start a meditation practice for some time but unsure where or how to begin? Join local Dharma leader, Lori Stelling, for 30-minutes of gentle,... Learn more
2 days ago · 1:00 PM
Afternoon Kayaking Sojourn up The Napa River
Let's get together a group of fellow paddlers and go check out the amazing wildlife that has taken up residence in our Napa River...I have seen the otters a few times... Learn more
5 days ago · 9:00 AM
Silent Morning Meditation
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
August 25 · 7:00 PM
Meditation & Discussion: Mike Coughlin
Mike Coughlin will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Mike has been practicing mindfulness in the vipassana tradition for over a decade. He has... Learn more