New York Insight is an urban center in New York City for the practice of Vipassana meditation. In reflection of the diversity of New York City, the center focuses on welcoming people of different ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual backgrounds.
Insight Meditation Society is one of the Western world’s oldest meditation retreat centers. Teachers offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). IMS includes two retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge – in Barre, Mass.