This is the website for Insight Meditation Central Valley, a group founded by Lori Wong.  If you want to be on the mailing list for this group or have questions, please contact us by email (info@imcv.org) or phone (209.343.2748).  Our postal mailing address is: P.O. Box 579564, Modesto, CA 95357.

This group started as Insight Meditation Modesto on June 9, 2009.

The teachings and this group are offered in the spirit of dana – the Pali (language in the time of the Buddha) word for giving, which cultivates a heart of generosity.  The teachings and meetings are offered freely, without charge, as a gift to all who wish to come.

Donations are gratefully accepted, but the wish is for those donations to come joyfully from whatever generosity may arise naturally from your heart as an expression of gratitude. There is no expectation or obligation to make a donation.

Insight Meditation Central Valley is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.

Lori Wong is the founding teacher and has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2003 under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal, who is the principal and founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, CA.  She is a former board member and former president of IMC, a former board member of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies (also in Redwood City), and was a founding board member of the Buddhist Insight Network.  She is a Community Dharma Leader trained through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist Minister by Gil Fronsdal of IMC in 2016. Lori is also a Stanford-certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training™, developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and is a senior CCT teacher with the Compassion Institute.

All are welcome to drop-in.