Triangle Insight Meditation Community
   February  2019         
Greetings to all - 

We are pleased to report back on the process in which we have been engaged over the past few months related to the values, norms, and structures of Triangle Insight.  We oulined this process in previous sangha-wide emails, as well as during the open sangha meeting in December.  As you may recall, o ur  revised bylaws  include the provision for expanding the board from the current four directors up to nine directors, and our intention has been to have a full complement of directors if possible.  After the month-long period of receiving nominations for consideration, the legacy Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of directors for the expanded board that will be elected at the Annual Open Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 20th.  They are as follows:

Emily Burke,  Cathy Cole,  Mike Hall,  Leah Rutchick, and Sarah Tillis.

We also want to remind you that Scott Bryce and Phyllis Hicks have indicated their intention to remain on the board during this time of transition, planning to step down at a point  where it feels appropriate. This will then open the board to other individuals within the sangha to serve our community in this capacity.  Cynthia Hughey and Ron Vereen will remain on the board for now; however, Cynthia will move from the responsibilities of Secretary/Treasurer to Treasurer only, and Ron will step down as President.   

We want to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation to all of you who have been engaged along the way in this exploration of our values, norms, and structure, and for those who submitted board nominations for consideration by the board.  Our hearts warm as we reflect on the collective wisdom that resides within our community that has been so evident in this process, and it builds our confidence for the sustainability of Triangle Insight in the years ahead.

With gratitude,
Scott Bryce, Phyllis Hicks, Cynthia Hughey, and Ron Vereen

"Building communities that practice understanding,
loving-kindness, and compassion may be the most 
important thing we can do for the survival or our world"

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sitting Opportunities
New Fall Programs

Upcoming Classes 
and Events

with Erica Alexander
and Bibi Gnagno

with Callie Justice

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
with Cornelia Kip Lee

with Callie Justice
Morning of Mindfulness, with Sarah Bryce
IMCC Spring Equinox Retreat, with Pat Coffey & Dori Langevin
Relational Attunement, Rupture and Repair, with Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Phyllis Hicks
Save the Date: Memorial Day Weekend Residential Retreat with Jeanne van Gemert and Ron Vereen
News for Now
______ _____ 
 Transforming our Website
with Leah Rutchick
on Facebook 
Ongoing Classes and Programs
A Curriculum for Mindful Families
Mindfulness Awareness Training
with Tamara Share PhD 

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 ask 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)    
February 06:  Ron Vereen
February 13:  Scott Bryce
February 20:  Open Annual Board Meeting (6:30-8:30 pm)
February 27:  Mary Grigsby (insight Dialogue)

March 06:  Ron Vereen
March 13:   Phyllis Hicks (Insight Dialogue)
March 20:  Sarah Gardner (Guest Teacher)
March 27:   Scott Bryce
Monday and Thursday Morning Meditation  
7:00 - 7:45 AM (click  here for more info)
Episcopal Center at Duke    
505 Alexander Ave. 
Durham, NC 27705
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.

Koru Mindfulness: 
Mindfulness for the Next Generation
with Erica Alexander and Bibi Gnagno

Koru is a unique, evidence-based program for teaching mindfulness meditation; the only mindfulness program developed specifically for young adults.   Get immediate stress relief and learn skills to help manage stress and get better sleep.

Contact Erica at

Durham Arts Council 
Mondays, February 4 - 25, 2019
6:30 - 7:45 PM

Establishing Mindfulness:
A Deep Dive                                
with Callie Justice

Right mindfulness is a layered and richly textured aspect of the Buddha's path. This four month group will meet weekly to investigate the full breadth and power of this essential teaching. The emphasis will be on helping each individual to develop their personal practice in the light of what the Buddha taught.

There will be two separate sections of this group. One group meets Sundays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, February 10th, 2019. The other group will meet on Sundays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. also beginning on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

For more information please visit the 'Groups and Events' page at or call Callie Justice at 919-286-5041 (no texts please).

Sundays Beginning February 10, 2019 
Dharma Friends Community Dharma Hall
(near NC School of Science and Math in Durham)
10:00-11:30AM or 5:00-6:30PM
Cost:  donation

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 $150 - $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: 
6:30-8:45 PM, February 28-April 18, 2019

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

Orientation Sesson:  February 21, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Alternate orientation date: Saturday Feb. 23, 2-4 PM

For more information and to register:
Let's Talk about Engaged Buddhism

A new Engaged Buddhism group is forming in Durham that is open to anyone interested in how we connect our interior spiritual journeys to the world we live in. We welcome a diversity of opinions and experiences.  Our meetings will focus on sharing, affirming, and supporting one another. Each meeting will begin with a short meditation period, followed by lightly facilitated discussion. You are also invited to bring something of significance to you to place on the altar for the evening.

Starting in February we will be meeting at the Episcopal Center the fourth Thursday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and this activity will be offered on a donation basis.

Organizers: Karen Ziegler, Marilyn Hartman, Rich Bell and Robert Seyler

RSVP requested but not required: . Last minute decisions to come are welcome.

Episcopal Center at Duke 

Fourth Thursdays beginning February 28, 2019

Looking at White Privilege
with Help from the Buddha's Path

with Callie Justice

In a supportive environment, we will study and discuss the privileges that come with being perceived as white in this society, and we will educate ourselves about the harm done to those categorized as non-white. Each week we will work with related Buddhist practices such as cultivating compassion and developing ethical speech and conduct.

For more information please visit the 'Groups and Events' page at or call Callie Justice at 919-286-5041 (no texts please)
Six Tuesdays Beginning March 19, 2019 
Dharma Friends Community Meditation Hall
(near NC School of Science and Math in Durham)

Cost:  donation basis

Morning of Mindfulness
with Sarah Bryce

Treat yourself to a morning of mindfulness meditation practice. We will alternate periods of guided and unguided sitting meditation, walking meditation, and brief instruction and question & answer/ practice sharing. All levels of meditation experience are welcome, and this offering is on a donation basis. Cushions and chairs will be provided, as will a mindful-eating mid-morning snack.

This half-day retreat will be taught by Sarah Bryce, who has been a Guest Teacher at Triangle Insight, is a member of the Teachers' Council of Mindful Families of Durham, and has been a participant in the Mindfulness Teacher Training Course of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

All are welcome, but please sign up in advance so we can know how many people to expect.

For questions and to register, contact Sarah Bryce at

Saturday, March 2, 2019 
Episcopal Center at Duke
505 Alexander Ave., Durham 27705


IMCC Spring Equinox Retreat
with Pat Coffey and Dori Langevin

On March 21-24 , 2019  The Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is offering a silent, residential retreat to celebrate  the spring equinox.

This retreat will offer gentle guidance in vibrant practices of the heart/mind to support the freshening of your perspective and the deepening of your inner capacity for wisdom, compassion, and peace.  This long weekend of practice is suitable for both experienced and new mediators as complete instructions will be offered. 

For more information and to register,  visit the   IMCC webpage .

* Early Bird Discounted registration rates are in effect until February 8.

Pat Coffey  began his meditation practice over 40 years ago and has taught meditation since 1996. Experienced in many Buddhist traditions, he trained as a meditation teacher under Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Pat is a founder of IMCC and the Blue Ridge Prison Project. Down-to-earth, real-world, practical dharma is the hallmark of his teaching. The father of two children, owner of several businesses, and holder of several patents, he draws on his varied and rich life experience to articulate the dharma. 

Dori Langevin  has a MA in creative arts therapy, a PsyD in clinical psychology, and is certified in Holotropic Breathworkâ„¢, which together with her meditation practice inform and guides her work with groups and individuals. She uses experiential mind-body-spirit approaches for healing and creating ceremonies for life passages, including mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion practices. One special interest is the interface between mindfulness practice, addiction recovery and emotional healing.

March 21-24, 2019  
Serenity Ridge Retreat Centerin Nelson County, VA, a one hour drive from Charlottesville and three hours from Durham.

Information and Registration:

Relational Attunement,
Rupture and Repair

with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
and Phyllis Hicks

This retreat based on Insight Dialogue, developed by and for mental health professionals, offers a dynamic and practical dialogue between Buddhist psychology, mindfulness meditation, and Western psychotherapy.  This retreat offers 28.0 hours of continuing education credit.

For more information and to register, please go here

May 5-10, 2019 
Shalom House Retreat Center
15340 Robert Terrell Rd., Montpelier, VA 23192
Cost:  $625 Dbl. Occupancy, after 4/1/19 $670

Save the Date!
Memorial Day Weekend
Residential Retreat 

with Jeanne van Gemert & Ron Vereen

Jeanne and Ron will be leading this annual residential retreat this coming Memorial Day weekend, with the details currently being worked out.  Please save the date and be on the lookout for more information and the opportunity to register soon.
May 23-26, 2019 
Avila Retreat Center

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.
Spiritual Friends Groups
Kalyana Mitta Groups
Racial Affinity Groups

Having admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues is actually th e whole of the holy life.
~ The Buddha
In his recent dharma talk Scott Bryce presented a rich exploration of authenticity, one of Triangle Insight's core values. This was enhanced by the sangha's discussion, which both acknowledged and manifested the importance of spiritual friends.
In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching , Thich Nhat Hanh says, "We have individual eyes and Sangha eyes. When a Sangha shines its light on our personal views, we see more clearly." The trust that develops in our Kalyana Mitta and Racial Affinity groups provides a special opportunity to see ourselves more clearly and share our truth more openly. Traveling this beautiful path together, our hearts soften, our intentions are more evident, and we move through the world with greater authenticity and skill.
Please read the following sections to learn more about current activities of the Kalyana Mitta and Racial Affinities groups.

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.

A 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 four groups:
  • Insight Dialogue KM Group for individuals with Insight Dialogue experience
  • Durham Young Adults KM Group, which is being formed
  • Raleigh KM Group
  • Secular Buddhism KM Group: Study Group
Chapel Hill-Carrboro KM Group has a waiting group.

Details about each group are on our "List of KM Groups" web pageIf 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 ,   talk with Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator, or .

For information about our KM program, please email or talk with Sarah, or 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.
If you're interested in joining a Racial Affinity group or would like more information, you are invited to contact Karen Ziegler, RA Coordinator, at

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: 

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 former minister for the Buddhist Families of Durham and 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

Triangle Insight  Morning Meditation Group

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

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
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.