The Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community (DZIMC) is a coalition of Buddhist Vipassana (Insight) Meditation sitting groups in Northern Nevada.
- Dharma means the truth of how things are, or the teachings of the Buddha.
- Zephyr refers to the winds continuously visiting our valleys.
Our first meditation group was organized in 1990 near Carson City. Other groups organized in adjacent communities as the need arose. We now have several sitting groups meeting in northern Nevada communities including Reno, Carson City, Minden/Gardnerville, and a special group for inmates of a local prison. We incorporated as a federal non-profit (501c3) in 2015.
Beginners are always welcome at our groups. Each sitting group is organized differently and has its own unique “culture.” There is no cost to attend, though a practice of generosity through donations is welcomed to help defray expenses.
DZIMC also offers a schedule of residential and non-residential retreats, workshops and associated Sangha social events. Each year a variety of excellent teachers present all aspects of the Dharma.