~ May all beings be free from suffering ~

Insight Meditation of Cleveland provides a gathering place for those who wish to practice Insight (or vipassana) meditation. Insight meditation is a simple, direct practice, a moment-to-moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm and focused awareness.


Learning to observe experience from a place of stillness enables one to relate to life with less fear and clinging. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept beauty and

 pain, fear and joy in all aspects of life with increasing equanimity and balance. As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion arise.


Insight meditation is a way of seeing clearly the totality of one's being and experience. Our growth in clarity brings penetrating insight into the nature of who we are and increased peace in our daily lives.

Welcome to Insight Meditation of Cleveland

Our Scheduled Meditations

The Shaker Heights group meets every Thursday from 7 - 8:30 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland.


The Brecksville group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Brecksville Human Services Center.


The Westside group meets on the second  and fourth Tuesday of each month on the west side of Cleveland.  


The Akron Area group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Crown Point Ecology Center in Bath.

Last Update:

  April 9,  2016

News and Events


~ In celebration of Wesak, John Cunningham will do a short dharma talk and lead a meditation on stillness at Chemam’s Laughing Creek facility in Richmond Heights on April 22, 2016.  Details can be found here.


~ Tri-State Dharma is sponsoring a 7-day retreat with John Cunningham at Oakwood Center in Indiana from July 22 - 29, 2016.  Details about the retreat and registration information are available here.


~ Our fall retreat will be held at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma over the weekend of September 9 - 11, 2016.  This retreat will be led by Amita Schmidt. Details will be available in early summer.