Triangle Insight Meditation Community
    December 2018           
"Within itself, the mind is already peaceful.  That the mind is not peaceful these days is because it follows moods.  It becomes agitated because moods deceive it.  Sense impressions come and trick the mind into unhappiness, suffering, gladness, and sorrow, but the mind's true nature is none of these things.  Gladness or sadness is not the mind, but only a mood coming to deceive us.  The untrained mind gets lost and follows them.  It forgets itself, and then we think that it is we who are upset, or at ease, or whatever.  But really this mind of ours is already unmoving and peaceful - really peaceful.  So we must train the mind to know these sense impressions and not get lost in them.  Just this is the aim of all this difficult practice we put ourselves through." 
Ajahn Chah

Sitting Opportunities
New Fall Programs

Upcoming Classes 
and Events

with Katherine Turner

with Sasha Loring

with Cornelia Kip Lee
Meditation Retreat with Sasha Loring
Creating a More Balanced Life with Paula Huffman
News for Now
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 Transforming our Website
with Leah Rutchick
on Facebook 
Ongoing Classes and Programs
A Curriculum for Mindful Families
Mindfulness Awareness Training
with Tamara Share PhD 
New Fall Groups 

To Be Here Now

Triangle Insight 
Meditation Group s

All levels of meditation experience are welcome and the teachings are offered free of charge, with donations accepted to cover costs of using the facility and to support the study of the teachers. Please review our sangha guidelines before arriving. We also wish to maintain a hypoallergenic space, so please avoid wearing scents, colognes or perfumes. If you would like to submit items for inclusion in this newsletter, please review the newsletter guidelines.

Please note:
We are now asking that once the meeting begins at 6:30 PM, any latecomers, those leaving early, or those going outdoors for walking meditation, please enter and exit the building using the side doorway facing Alexander Ave. The side door is accessible via the walkway to the right as you are facing the main entrance. Once in the building, please follow the hallway to access the Great Room. Thanks for your cooperation to help reduce noise and distraction during the meeting. Note that this request is intended only for those who are physically able to navigate the front steps.


Wednesday Evenings
6:30 - 8:00 PM
(Insight Dialogue from 6:30 - 8:30 PM)    
December 05:  Ron Vereen (Holiday Celebration)
December 12:  Sharon Shelton (Guest Teacher)
December 19:  Sangha-Wide Meeting (Katherine Turner)
December 26:  No Meeting (Holiday Break)
January 02:  Jeanne van Gemert
January 09:  Scott Bryce
January 16:  Open Board Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
January 23:  Daya Breckinridge (Insight Dialogue)
January 30:  Dave Hughey
Monday and Thursday Morning Meditation  
7:00 - 7:45 AM (click  here for more info)
Note:  No meetings held on 12/10, 13, 24, 27, & 1/31
Episcopal Center at Duke    
505 Alexander Ave. 
Durham, NC 27705
Holiday Celebration 

at Triangle Insight
All are invited to attend our annual Holiday Celebration at the next meeting of Triangle Insight on Wednesday, December 5th.  We will gather for meditation at 6:30 pm, with a talk at 7 pm, and then begin the festivities at 7:30 pm.  If you plan to attend, please bring a sweet or savory dish to share, and Triangle Insight will supply the beverages.  We hope this slight change in the schedule allows us to get home a little earlier in the evening!
Episcopal Center at Duke 
505 Alexander Ave., Durham
Wednesday, December 5th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Sangha-Wide Meeting
facilitated by Katherine Turner
December 19th

On December 19th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, a sangha-wide meeting is planned to discuss the future of Triangle Insight .

As you may recall, much effort has been underway in preparation for us to move toward a governance structure that is more representative of our shared vision, mission, and values as a sangha.  
Both the Vision, Mission, and Values Working Group and the Bylaws Working Group have completed their tasks of preparing documents based on input from the sangha, and these will be presented to the current Board of Directors on December 1st for approval. 
We will be following up with this sangha-wide meeting at which time the working groups will present these newly-approved documents to the sangha. ( Prior to the December 19th meeting you will receive copies by email). Katherine Turner will help facilitate the sangha-wide meeting during which we will be able to discuss where we are in our process thus far in moving toward a change in our governance structure.  The current plan is for the new Board of Directors of Triangle Insight to be voted in at the annual open board meeting on Wednesday, January 16th.
We hope you all will be able to join us for these upcoming events, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Episcopal Center at Duke 
505 Alexander Ave., Durham
December 19th
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sangha means spiritual community, and it is treasured because without it awakening cannot be sustained."
Jack Kornfield,  After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Sangha is one of the precious jewels of Buddhist practice, yet when new to a sangha, it can be difficult to meet others, learn what programs are offered, and feel a sense of belonging. The Welcoming Committee was formed to make this process easier, help newcomers feel welcome, and foster the experience of connection and community. Our intentions include having a diverse committee that will support a rich, inclusive sangha where all feel welcome and safe.
To give newcomers an overview of our sangha and its offerings, we've developed a brochure, Welcome to Triangle Insight.

We're also available to talk with you at the end of Wednesday sangha, and we're providing name tags for those open to wearing one. The name tags are reusable, and we'll keep them for you between meetings. These are just a few of our initiatives and ideas. As a new committee, our plans are a work in progress, and we're very interested in your suggestions, feedback, and questions.  Our members and our other initiatives are listed on our  web page . Please talk with one of us or email us at .
With shared commitment to the dharma, we hope our work will be of benefit to all who join us in this practice.

Upcoming Classes and Events
Medicine Buddha Program
with Sasha Loring
December 8
The day will include teachings on visualization and mantra practice and how these relate to shamatha and vipassana meditation. We will have several opportunities for guided group practice of a very inspiring and healing Medicine Buddha meditation. This teaching is open to all levels of practitioners.
For more information, please see the flyer here.
To register, go to
Cost:  $75 + teaching gift (includes text and lunch)
Meditation Teacher  Sasha Loring  has been presenting dharma programs for over 30 years. She has spent several years in retreat and  has focused on healing practices through these teachings as well as through her psychotherapy training. She studied the Medicine Buddha and other teachings for 12 years with meditation master Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche.
Durham Shambhala Center 
733 Rutherford St., Durham
Saturday, December 8th

Meditation Retreat
with Sasha Loring  
Sangha: December 26; through Jan 1
In this week we will practice shamatha/vipassana meditation, have guided meditations and contemplation, explore compassion, and practice gentle yoga and chi gong. You will also be expected to spend an hour each evening (at home) studying dharma materials that will be provided.

For more information please see  this poster .  To register, go to .

Leader Sasha Loring  has been teaching meditation for over 30 years and has presented programs around the country. She has spent several years in retreat, and currently teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, Shambhala Training and programs on healing.  Elizabeth Brownrigg  will be Assistant Director.

Durham Shambhala Center 
Rutherford St, Durham
Wed., Dec. 26th, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, then
8:30 am - 5:00 pm through Jan. 1st
Cost:  $400

A Mindfulness Retreat  
Sponsored by the Mindfulness Program at UNC's Program on Integrative Medicine   

facilitated by Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT
January 12

In this Retreat we will explore the following:
  • What does a Balanced Life mean to me
  • Is Balance Attainable
  • Satisfaction levels in Life Components
  • Where are opportunities for Growth
  • Mechanisms for Promoting Satisfaction and Fulfillment through Mindfulness Practices
  • Coping Techniques when Balance is not Possible
  • Managing Daily Stress
  • Self Care
  • Mindful Communication
Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT  holds a BS in Special Education, an NC License to practice as a Registered Nurse, and is certified as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. She studied with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts with Jon Kabat-Zinn, completing MBSR training for health care providers and the 9-day MBSR intensive. Paula currently holds part-time adjunct faculty position with the Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill's Mindfulness Program. Paula has been actively practicing yoga and meditation since the 70's. She incorporates these practices into her classes as well as her daily life.
Questions? email or Phone 919-966-8586

New Hope Camp and Conference Center 
4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
with Cornelia Kip Lee, M.Ed. 
starting in February
This program provides a thorough grounding in mindfulness meditation, body awareness and gentle, mindful yoga, all of which serve as foundations for participants to explore how they typically react to inner and outer sources of unhappiness and stress. Through mindfulness practices and exercises, participants increase their capacity for present-moment awareness and for responding in ways that are more beneficial for themselves and others, leading to improvements in wellbeing. The class is conducted in a safe, supportive environment and includes guided instructions, group dialogue and discussions, home practice assignments and downloadable audio files.

Cost: Sliding scale of $220 - $350

Cornelia Kip Lee, M.Ed., attended and completed the 6-day MBSR Teacher Training Intensive through the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and is enrolled in the Institute's MBSR Teacher Certification Program. She is also a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1998, and teaches mindfulness and self-compassion classes throughout the Triangle.

SW Durham, near Randolph and Pickett Rds.  

9 Sessions, on Thursdays: 
6:00-8:30 PM, February 21-April 18, 2019

Plus a Daylong Retreat:
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

First class (Feb 21) is an orientation.
Alternate orientation date: Saturday Feb. 23, 2-4 PM

For more information and to register:
Transforming our Website   
The new TI WEBSITE remains at an early stage of planning, though a virtual staging of the website is currently not available. A virtual website will be restored in the near future for viewing and feedback (announced in this space). Your feedback is central to planning and development at all times, so send your suggestions, ideas for what you would like to find on the website, and other website concerns to me,

-Leah Rutchick
Triangle Insight Meditation FB Group
on Facebook
TIM now has a Facebook Group where members can post information updates, ideas and articles pertaining to our practice, and events of interest to the Sangha. This is a private FB group, viewed by members only. 

VISIT the website and request membership, here.
Yes - you also need to be a FB member, and if you click on the website link, you will see another link to create a FB account.
TIM Programs and Committees
Spiritual Friends Groups

As we approach a season of giving and receiving gifts, we pause to reflect on our Kalyana Mitta and Racial Affinity groups and the ways they support and enrich our spiritual journey. As Jack Kornfield writes in A Path with Heart, "To give of our own spirit, to serve, is a wonderful and fulfilling part of joining a spiritual community. This giving and receiving heart, this honoring of the sacred, creates the spirit of sangha or satsang that characterizes those who are gathered together in the name of that which is holy."
He goes on to say that spiritual community is created when people, "come together bringing honesty, respect, and kindness to support an awakening of the sacred. True community arises when we can speak in accord with truth and compassion. This sense of spiritual community is a wondrous part of what heals and transforms us on our path."
These inspiring words reflect the beautiful intention of our spiritual friends groups and the heartfelt commitment of their members.

The KM-RA Coordinating Team of Sarah Tillis, Karen Ziegler, and Tamara Share expresses deep gratitude for the dedication of our sangha. May our Kalyana Mitta and Racial Affinity groups be of great benefit to all.
New KM Group
We are forming the Durham Young Adults KM Group , for those in their 20s and 30s. A Kalyana Mitta group for members in the same phase of life can offer a special community for the spiritual growth of each member and the group as a whole.
We currently have openings in three groups:
  • Insight Dialogue KM Group for individuals with Insight Dialogue experience
  • Secular Buddhism KM Group: Study Group
  • Durham Young Adults KM Group, which is being formed
The  Chapel Hill-Carrboro KM GroupRaleigh KM Group, and  Secular Buddhism KM Group: Study Group have waiting lists.  

For details about any of these groups, please visit our List of KM Groups web page talk with Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator, or email her at .
If you would like to join a group, be on a waiting list, or if you would like to start a new group, please send us a KM Questionnaire,  and/ or contact Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator
For information about our KM program, please visit our KM web page .
Members of our Racial Affinity groups continue to deepen self-awareness around issues of race in small, racially homogeneous groups that integrate the dharma into members' personal and collective exploration. Waking up to white supremacy and the ways we have internalized it is a painful process, and the acceptance we bring to each other, as well as our shared understanding of the dharma, helps us to heal and strive to act more constructively in the world. 
To support this process, groups follow Triangle Insight's  Mindful Sharing Guidelines and  Ruth King's Guidelines for Cultural Affinity Groups  .
Racial Affinity group members share a commitment to racial equality and are guided by Ruth King's work, yet each group develops and evolves in its own way. At the moment, one of our established groups reports that they would love to welcome two new members. They have just begun reading and doing the practices in Resmaa Menakem's book:  My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. 

Another book many of us are reading now is  Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syeduallah. Additional information and resources are on the Racial Affinity Groups  web page.
If you're interested in joining a Racial Affinity group or would like more information, you are invited to contact Karen Ziegler, RA Coordinator -- email Karen at
Our community began to form these groups after some of us attended a retreat with Ruth King, and she has a new book out called  Mindful of Race . She will be with us in March 2019 and will be doing a retreat with the same name. If you are interested in informal discussions of this book in the meantime, please email Karen.

Caring Circles  
A Sangha Support Initiative 

Caring Circles is a Triangle Insight program whose purpose is to connect community members needing temporary assistance with volunteers willing to provide help. Assistance can take as many forms as there is need, such as meals, rides, housework, lawn care or childcare.
This exchange pairs needed service with volunteers to match. If you wish be notified when another member needs and requests support, send an email to asking to be added to the list of potential volunteers. Thereafter, you will receive email notifications of care requests. You decide if you can and want to respond to any request. There is no obligation on your part by signing up to receive these notifications.
You can find this information plus details on how to request support on the Shramadana webpage. You can also speak with Gordy Livermore, Mary Mudd or Howard Staab for more information.
The Shramadana Project           
A Volunteer Initiative  of Triangle Insight
The Shramadana Project (SP) has been a volunteer initiative of the Triangle Insight Meditation Community that was organized to address some of the interests expressed within the sangha and for outreach to the community-at-large. Visit the SP website.
Mary Mudd has been the SP coordinator since its inception, and we would like to express our deep gratitude to her for her commitment and dedication to this work.  At our last meeting, Mary announced that she plans to step down, and the group looked at the question of whether the SP was going to be relevant in its current role given the anticipated changes in the governance structure of Triangle Insight.  You can review these minutes here as well as further information and minutes of these meetings on the SP page of our website.  

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES for COMMUNITY ACTIVITY may also be found on the webpage.
  • list of community organizations seeking volunteers to further their missions of nonviolence, racial and social equity, and supporting youth. If you know of other groups to add to this list, please send a note with their contact information to Mary Mudd.
  • Retreats/Workshops. Several of these events have been organized over the years, most recently the Insight Dialogue New Year's retreat in January with Phyllis Hicks as well one with Jeanne van Gemert and Ron Vereen in May. We recently participated with a collaborative group to bring Lama Rod Owens to the Triangle from Oct. 22 - 29, 2018 and will be planning two residential retreats this spring: Mindful Race with Ruth King, and a Memorial Day Weekend retreat with Jeanne van Gemert and Ron Vereen.
  • REAL Durham builds relationships across lines of privilege, race and class to improve economic stability for everyone. It uses a racial equity lens to connect those with and without privilege for the purpose of transferring power and better positioning those without privilege to achieve financial stability. Volunteer training is held several times a year - check out their website for more information. 

If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving  and sharing, they would not eat without having given...
-the Buddha

Workshops Bein g O ffered
In response to our efforts to engage the Buddhist teachings around the issues of Racial Justice and Diversity, we would like to recommend the training opportunities available through  OARNC (Organizing Against Racism NC) as a first step in this investigation. 

Eighteen  of us from Triangle Insight have already participated in these workshops and they come highly recommended, so you are encouraged to participate if interested.  If three or more attend an event from our sangha, you will each get a discount on the fee for being a part of the Triangle Insight Meditation Community. 

TI  is contributing $500 to start a scholarship fund for this purpose, and the community is invited to join the initiative by contributing specifically to the scholarship fund. The fund will be available to support TI community members in attending OARNC or other similar trainings. The goal of this initiative is to help individuals and the community to deepen their understanding of the way that unexamined views of race limit the mind and human systems.  
Scholarships will be available on a case by case basis to help supplement the cost of registration. To contribute now through PayPal, please donate Here.
OARNC offers two phases of training, and the latter trainings are designed to assist us in bringing this knowledge back to our community so as to guide us more skillfully in addressing these issues in Triangle Insight. Please visit their website by clicking on the link above for descriptions of these phases of training.

Please contact us at if you: 
1) have any questions about this initiative
2) would like to be considered for a scholarship
3) want to contribute toward a scholarship, and 
4) wish to be a part of the core group to discuss our plans after completing the trainings. 
Meeting at a variety of times & dates in Durham & Chapel Hill

Each workshop is two days, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $275 ($225 with 3+ discount; student $175)
and includes breakfast and lunch

contact for information: 

On Practice
The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens:
Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are

by Karen Bluth, Ph.D.
Do you know teens who need mindfulness and self-compassion?  If so, this new resource, scheduled for release on Dec. 1st, is a one-of-a-kind workbook that includes fun activities based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help teens deal with the challenges of day-to-day teen life.
Karen Bluth, PhD , is research faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She conducts research, teaches mindfulness and self-compassion courses, and regularly gives talks and leads workshops at universities and schools.   

For more information on the book and on how to order, please visit Karen's website.

Sitting Together:
A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Teachings  
A three-volume book set for Mindful Families, by Sumi Lundon Kim
Sumi Loundon Kim, the minister for the Buddhist Families of Durham, Buddhist chaplain at Duke, and longtime friend of Triangle Insight has published a series of books titled Sitting Together. It provides children's lesson plans, an activity book, and an adult study guide for parents and teachers.

More information about this new 3-volume book, mindfulness exercises for children, as well as other mindful parenting resources can be found at this website:

**Read BOOK REVIEWS and more about the author on the website under the header "book" in the drop-down list.

The Practice of Insight Dialogue
at Triangle Insight 
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice and is offered at Triangle Insight once monthly, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month. It brings the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. The new website for Insight Dialogue is an excellent resource for learning more about the practice:

The evening begins with silent meditation practice, followed by gentle mindful movement, and then shifting into dyad practice where interpersonal mindfulness is explored with a partner in response to a contemplation that is offered. The dyad practice is optional so that anyone who chooses to remain in silent practice may do so, rather than shifting into dyad practice. One can investigate the guidance of the contemplation internally, noticing the moment by moment unfolding of internal experience. Also note that the ID practice goes from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to allow for more spaciousness and time for questions.  We hope you will be able to join us.  


Fourth Wednesdays
(unless otherwise indicated) 
Triangle Insight, Episcopal Center at Duke
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Other Sitting Opportunities 3
Triangle Insight  Morning Meditation Group
Please note there will be no meetings on Dec. 10 & 13

This early morning sitting group led by Ron Vereen meets Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 7:45 AM. The group begins with silent, unguided practice, with Ron giving a guided heart practice during the last 10-15 minutes. There is no charge for participation, and donations are accepted. For more info contact Ron at .
Important note:   Only four parking spaces in the parking lot at the Episcopal Center are designated for our use at this hour and are clearly marked. Overflow parking can be found on the west side of Alexander Ave. 

Monday and Thursday Mornings
Episcopal Center at Duke
505 Alexander Ave.
Durham, NC 27705
7:00 - 7:45 AM

Mindful Families of Durham

Currently consisting of ~ 16 families, this group is dedicated to creating a warm, loving community for parents and children to learn and practice together. Adults meet for one hour for meditation and discussion, while the children learn about meditation and Buddhism in Sati School with our marvelous (non-parent-member) teachers.

For more information,visit:
Mindful Families of Durham 

Sunday Mornings

10:30AM-12:00 noon
For info please contact

New Groups for Fall at 
Dharma Friends Community 
Teacher:  Callie Justice

This fall Dharma Friends Community offers a range of groups and events designed to support everyone from newcomers to seasoned practitioners. Drawing on Early Buddhist sources, these groups focus on teaching core practices in a way that relates to the needs of each individual participant in an open welcoming environment.
For more information please visit <> or call Callie Justice at 919-286-5041 (no texts please). 
Durham Friends Community Meditation Hall 
located near the NC Science and Math in Durham
(the monthly Community Practice Session meets at Durham's Stanford L. Warren Public Library)
Dates:  n/a
Cost: donation

Recovery Group
A Buddhist Perspective on the Twelve Step Program
The meetings begin and end with silent meditation. For more information contact .

Tuesday Nights
7:30 - 8:45 PM
Chapel Hill Zen Center
5322 NC Hwy 86
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Duke Cancer Center
Open Meditation in the Quiet Room

Guided meditation for spiritual health, managing stress, and planting seeds of inner peace. Open to all spiritual and philosophical beliefs , paths, or practices. Sponsored by the Department of Chaplain Services & Education, and, ACP-Stress Management Service. The Quiet Room on the 0 level in Duke Cancer Center is open for meditation every Monday, excluding holidays, from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm.
Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle 

Contact: Chaplain Olsen at or call 919-684-3586.

Buddhist Meditation Community at Duke University
The Buddhist Meditation Community at Duke provides the opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to learn about Buddhist teachings and practice meditation. Our Monday evening meetings include quiet meditation, group study and discussion, and we regularly host local Buddhist teachers from across traditions to share their teachings with the group. Morning meditation on weekdays is also available. We are a culturally diverse student group that welcomes the curious, beginners, experienced Buddhists, and those of other religions equally. We deeply value the role of friendship and community in supporting a thoughtful spiritual path of wisdom and compassion.

Open to Duke University Faculty, Staff, and Students
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm in the 
Wellness Center, Rm 148/149 on West Campus.

In addition to Triangle Insight, there are a variety of other meditation opportunities of which we would like for you to be aware. Rather than list them all here, we wanted to point you to the "l inks" section of our website at Triangle Insight .  There are other sitting groups in the community whose practice is similar to ours, as well as resources for retreat centers and other websites, both locally and nationally.  We do not offer an endorsement of these sites, but rather a suggestion for your exploration to see if any may have useful information to support your practice of insight meditation.  

For any questions please contact us at
Ongoing Classes and Programs
Mindfulness Awareness Training
with Tamara Share, PhD

T amara Share will be offering an ongoing group for developing skills in mindfulness awareness practices.  The group will meet twice monthly, and is open to those 18 years of age and older. A pre-group consultation is required, and you may contact Tamara at 919-442-1118. T he cost is $45/session if pre-paid in 6 session blocks ($270), or $60 if paid per session (sliding scale available).
Tamara L. Share, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist with more than 20 years of training and experience in human development, group facilitation, and personal growth.  Tamara's diverse background includes education/training in physics, psychology, wellness, philosophy, and complementary approaches to healthcare.  
2nd and 4th Thursdays 
HRC, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
100 Europa Dr., Suite 260, Chapel Hill 27517
4:45 - 6:00 PM

MINDED Classes in Carrboro and Chapel Hill:  Adult, Pre-Teen and Teen
MINDED is a new organization in the Triangle with the mission to provide Mindfulness classes to all sectors of the community. They offer classes to the general public for a fee. A large portion of the proceeds fund free or low cost classes to underserved populations and groups that may not know about the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

Chapel Hill   
Mindfulness Meditation Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Unity Center for Peace 
8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill    
This group is an opportunity for new and experienced meditators to practice meditation in an encouraging and friendly group.  The leaders are experienced meditation instructors who will offer guidance and support as needed by those who attend.
Each session will begin with some basic instruction in mindfulness meditation and gentle guid ance during a 20-25 minute period of sittin g and 10 minutes of mindful movement. The session may have a suggested theme or be open ended.

Suggested donation for each class is $5 - $15, sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations will be split between Minded and Unity Center for Peace. For more information, visit our website:
Additional MINDED Classes  with Laura Prochnow Phillips and Karen Bluth  
For more information and to register for these classes, visit

Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction Classes & Events
at Duke Integrative Medicine

Please click on the following link for a variety of programs related to the practice of mindfulness:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes, Workshops & Events.  or call: 919-660-6826, for more information.

Mindfulness Programs   
at UNC Integrative Medicine
Please click on the following link for a variety of programs related to the practice of mindfulness:    
UNC Program on Integrative Medicine, or call 919-966-8586 for more information.