There are many books and talks available for those wishing to learn more about Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Following is a short list of classic texts that we recommend:
  • The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield
  • Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffitt
  • Insight Meditation - The Practice of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein
  • Insight Meditation by Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein
  • Lovingkindness - The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  • The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera
  • The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha by Tara Brach
  • Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg
Many talks are available on line at  Should you make use of this wonderful resource, please express your gratitude through dana.

Video Lending Library
​​​If you could not attend one of our movie nights or would like to view a movie again, we now have a video lending library. On Wednesday evenings there will be a box of videos available for check out. There will be a sign-out sheet in the box. Because our library is still growing, we ask that you check out only one movie at a time and for one week only. If you have any movies that are relevant to our path, and you would like to donate them, your generosity would be much appreciated.

Silent meditation retreats are an integral component of Insight Meditation. The following centers offer year round retreats and are highly recommended:

Southern Dharma ​
Insight Meditation Community of DC​
Insight Meditation Society
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Additional Resources:
​The Five Daily Reflections
Meditation Instructions
Daily Practices To Increase Awareness
Mindfulness (Debbie George 03-09-2016)​
Forgiveness (Karen Oldham 03-23-2016)
David Chernikoff Notes (April 30, 2016)​
Mindful Eating (Karen Oldham 05-18-2016)​
Compassion Phrases (​07-20-16)
Books on Aging (6/28/17):   When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; The Conversation by Angelo Volandes; Being Mortal by Atul Gawande​

​"You can
​search throughout
​the entire universe for someone
​who is more deserving of your love and affection
​than you
​are yourself, and that person is not to be found

​​ You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." 

​~ Buddha

IMC Charlotte Guest Speakers Dharma Talks

Click on the underlined name to hear the talk.​​

Phillip Moffitt, October 17, 2014:  Talk does not include silent meditation period​​.  Also, it may take a few minutes for the talk to load.

Ven. Kusuma, April 16, 2014:  Unedited.​​

David Chernikoff, April 29, 2016:  Unedited.​​  Additional talks by David are available at