Triangle Insight Meditation Community
     March 2020             

I too have known loneliness.
I too have known what it is to feel
rejected, and suddenly
not at all beautiful.
Oh, mother earth,
your comfort is great, your arms never withhold.
It has saved my life to know this.
Your rivers flowing, your roses opening in the morning.
Oh, motions of tenderness!

Mary Oliver
("Loneliness", from  Devotions )

Sitting Opportunities

Classes and Events 

with Karen Bluth & Laura Prochnow Phillips
Welcoming Spring Daylong Retreat
Resonant Body, Spacious Awarenness: "The Synergy of Continuum and Mindfulness Practice"
Trusting the Wisdom of Our Nature: IMCC Spring Retreat
Finding Peace: The Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life with Jeff Brantley
News Notes
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 Transforming our Website
with Leah Rutchick
on Facebook

a new retreat center

Ongoing Classes and Programs
2nd, 4th Tuesdays
Duke Friends Meet'g H.
2nd, 4th Thursdays
EC Conference Room
All are invited
with Callie Justice
with Tamara Share

A 3-vol. Curriculum for Mindful Families

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)    
March  4:  Scott Bryce
March 11: Ron Vereen
March 18: Sharon Shelton (Guest Teacher)
March 25: Mary Grigsby (Insight Dialogue)

April   1:  Jeanne van Gemert (Guest Teacher)
April   8:  Scott Bryce
April 15:  Phyllis Hicks (Insight Dialogue)
April 22:  Karen Bluth (Guest Teacher)
April 29:  Jean Hamilton (Guest Teacher)

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
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Triangle Insight
Welcoming Committee

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.

Anyone can be a greeter and talk with newcomers, you don't have to be a member of the WC and you don't need to sign up in advance. Simply come to the WC table at the back of the room before or after Sangha and be alert for newcomers. It's a joy to help create a welcoming community. WC members will handle set up and take down of name tags and the WC table.

Our members and other initiatives are listed on our web page. We would be happy to have additional members; if you would like to join our Committee, please review this list of Welcoming Committee Responsibilities and talk with us at Wednesday evening sangha. As a new committee, our plans are a work in progress, and we're very interested in your suggestions, feedback, and questions.   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.

Current members include:
Bree Kalb
Cornelia Kip Lee
Donna Rabiner
Robert Seyler
Lynn Shapiro

Welcoming Spring Daylong Retreat:
Opening to the Present Moment 
with Heart
with Sarah Bryce

Come into the present moment, deepening your practice with a loving heart, as we welcome Spring together in a day of mindfulness.  All levels of meditation experience are welcome. 

The morning will consist of periods of sitting and walking meditation, gentle movement, and opportunities for practice sharing and guidance.  In the afternoon we will open to longer periods of silence, with Lovingkindness practice and an end of the day discussion.  Please feel free to come for either a half day (10-1) or the full day (10-4:30).  The retreat will be offered on a dana (donation) basis.  

The retreat will be led by Sarah Bryce, a Triangle Insight Guest Teacher and the lead teacher at Mindful Families of Durham.  Please email to register for the retreat (or with questions) at

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 
Episcopal Center at Duke
505 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 27705


Resonant Body, Spacious Awareness:
The Synergy of Continuum and Mindfulness Practice

A Non-Residential Retreat
with Sabine Mead and Ron Vereen

In this NEW two-day retreat in APRIL participants will be exposed to a variety of practices from both Continuum and Insight or Mindfulness Meditation. Our time together will unfold and progress as we dive into practices that build upon one another. Designed to drop us into the spacious, formless awareness that simply observes all phenomena arising and passing away, the fluid and dynamic nature of existence can be directly known from a deep, experiential level. Wisdom reveals that the bodily form is movement, bringing forth the realization that movement is not what we do but rather what we are - formlessness within form, a reflection of the whole of the universe - returning us to the primordial world of the preformed.

For more information about the teachers, please click on the following links for  Sabine Mead and  Ron Vereen .

For additional information and to register for this retreat, please go  here.
Friday, Apr. 3 - Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020 
Fri., 7-9 pm, Sat., 9 am -5:30 pm, Sun., 9 am - 4:30pm
Cost:  $145 (partial scholarships offered on need basis)

Trusting the Wisdom of Our Nature 
Pat Coffey and Kate Lila Wheeler
The  Spring 2020,   5-Day Residential Retreat, is sponsored by the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville.  

For more information and to register, check it out  here.
April 15-19, 2020 
Serenity Ridge Retreat Center
Nelson County, Virginia
Finding Peace:  The Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life
with Jeff Brantley, MD

This 3-day retreat, sponsored by Duke Integrative Medicine, will offer conditions conducive to your o wn inner search for balance and respite, where you will be pointed toward the silence that holds all noise, the stillness that holds all motion, and the peace that is always available, no matter the hectic nature of our day to day lives.

No previous meditation experience is required.

April 27-29 
Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, NC
9:00AM-4:00PM Daily
Cost:  $495 (early registration by April 9 $445.50)

Retreats are announced in this space when offered and available.
Notes from the TIMC Board Chair
Updating our activity: The TIMC Board continues to be engaged in establishing its internal dynamics and processes and has been meeting with a facilitator skilled in organizational dynamics. While we regret the delay in regular Board meetings, we believe this work will support us in serving the sangha more effectively. We hope to resume regular Board meetings soon and appreciate your patience.     

Information about the Board may be found on the TIMC Board of Directors webpage , including Board members' names, contact information, meeting information, and relevant links.
Board meetings will be open to non-Board attendance, with scheduled time provided for specified presentations from Sangha members. If you have questions about Board procedure at this point, or have a topic for the Board to consider, please contact us using the emails below.  
Keep in mind these two email addresses: 
Your input is always welcome on matters concerning the Sangha and its activities. Please send us your questions, concerns and new ideas. Let us know, and we will respond. You are welcome also to contact me at .

are available on the Board webpage. The most current Minutes will be posted when approved by the Board at the next meeting. Upcoming Meetings will be announced at least two weeks in advance on the TI website and by email to the Newsletter subscription list.
Leah Rutchick,
TIMC Board Chair

Drop-In Interpersonal Mindfulness Group
Monthly Saturday practice sessions
A Drop-in Interpersonal Mindfulness Group is being formed. This group will allow us to practice bringing mindfulness off the cushion and into connection with others.

Please join us on these Saturdays: 
February 22nd
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
June 6th 
Time: 1.30-3:15 pm
Place: HRC office in the EUROPA CENTER100 Europa Drive,  Chapel Hill.
  • The Europa Center is a big glass building with a fountain in front.
  • Please meet at the front door on time as the door may be locked and we'll need to be there to let you in. 
  • If you have any problems finding the location or arrive late and the doors are locked, please call Tamara Share at 919-259-8556 or Mary Grigsby at 919-286-9659. 
  • There will be chairs to sit on but if you want to use a Zafu you will need to bring your own.   
if you have questions, please contact:
Tamara (, or 
Mary (

Program on Mindfulness and
Self-Compassion for Families

UNC Frank Porter Graham Child
Development Institute


Self-Compassion: A Workshop for Parents of Teens and Pre-Teens  (please click the link for more information about the class) 


Saturday, March 28, 2020 
9AM - 1PM (no lunch break, but you are welcome to bring snacks) 
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute - Carrboro, NC 
Register  Here 
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 4-Day Intensive Class for Adults (please click the link for more information about the class)
May 26 - May 29, 2020
4 days, 9AM - 4PM each day (long break for lunch)
North Carolina Botanical Garden - Chapel Hill, NC
Register Here 
Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) 4-Day Intensive Class for Teens (ages 15-19)   (please click the link for more information about the class, including a video interview with former MFY student, Syd West)

June 29 - July 2, 2020 
4 days, 10AM - 2PM each day (students bring lunch) 
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute - Carrboro, NC 
Register  Here 
A list of FAQs For Teens Only about the teen program are HERE
Previous and recently started "Upcoming Classes and Events" may be found in earlier issues of the TIMC Newsletter, archived HERE on our website.
Spiritual Friends Groups
Having admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues is actually th e whole of the holy life.
~ The Buddha
In challenging times, we can feel as if storm clouds have arisen. The sky darkens, our view narrows, our bodies tighten, and we're blown off course by the winds of reactivity. One of the gifts of a Spiritual Friends Group is to offer safe harbor. The trust and intimacy that develop in these groups allow us to share, be heard, and listen. This mindful sharing provides illumination; we can see more clearly, and with wiser view and softer heart, we continue our journey, supported by the jewel of sangha.
As Phillip Moffitt states his article, The Three Wholesome Exchanges of the Heart  , "We all need to have someone hear our fears, failures, triumphs, and dreams....This exchange is essential to our personal and spiritual development because when we are being witnessed, it allows us to really hear our own authentic voice."
Please read the following sections to learn more about current activities of the Kalyana Mitta and Racial Affinity groups.

The KM-RA Coordinating Team of Sarah Tillis, Beth Lauderdale, 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 list of our groups is below. If you would like to join a group, be on a waiting list, or start a new group, please send us a KM Questionnaire, talk with Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator, or write Sarah at

We currently have openings in one KM group: 
  • Insight Dialogue
The following KM groups have a waiting list:
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro
  • Durham Young Adults
  • Raleigh
  • Secular Dharma
Details about each group are on our " List of KM Groups" web page. For information about our KM program, please email or talk with Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator,   or visit our KM web page.

Openings in a Durham Racial Affinity Group:
A Racial Affinity Group, now meeting monthly on Thursday night in Durham, is open to new members. If you're interested in joining or would like more information, please contact our Racial Affinity Group Coordinator, Beth Lauderdale.
Racial Affinity groups (affectionately known as RAGs) allow people to deepen self-awareness around issues of race in small, racially homogeneous groups. RAGs provide a safe, consistent meeting space where members can integrate the dharma into their exploration of racial belonging and racial habits of harm.  
Waking up to the realities of racial legacy, conditioning and systems is a challenging process, but an essential one. The acceptance we bring to each other, as well as our shared understanding of the dharma, help us to heal and act more skillfully 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.

Two new Racial Affinity Groups have formed out of the recent Mindful of Race workshop that Ruth King led in March.

If you are interested in joining a Racial Affinity group or would like more information, you are invited to contact Beth Lauderdale, our RAG Coordinator, at her email address:

You can also visit our  our Racial Affinity Groups page, which includes helpful articles and other resources.
The KM-RAG Coordinating Team of Sarah Tillis, Beth Lauderdale, 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.

Transforming our Website   
Planning for a new TI WEBSITE remains on a back burner while the new Board of Directors organizes committees and work groups to carry forward the many responsibilities the Sangha has assumed and wish to assume in the near future. Looking forward, input and energy will be needed to create Triangle Insight's web home.  
Please  send your suggestions, ideas for what you would like to find on the website, and other website concerns to our Board email:, or 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.
Respite in the Round

New Retreat Space Now Available.

Triangle Insight and other mediation communities in the area recently received information about a new retreat space that has opened on 23 acres of occaneechi saponi land north of Durham on Hobgood Rd., Rougemont.  The communication  described Respite in the Round as "ideal for personal sabbaticals, family gatherings, and small group retreats, with sleeping accommodations for up to 6 to 8 individuals."
Please visit their website,, for more information, or contact the Steward of Respite in the Round, Kristen Cox, at 773-818-2884. 
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.
Over the next few months we will be reorganizing the Shramadana Project activities. In the meantime, if you have need of any services, please follow the instructions on the Shramadana webpage or you can also speak or email with Gordy Livermore and Mary Mudd 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. 
This project has outgrown its current form and now needs to evolve into a more meaningful structure.Some activities including Media Night, workshops and retreats would fit well with a new "Programs Committee".Other volunteer opportunities might better fit with a group or committee for "Engaged Buddhism" or "Community-at-Large Activities," or others yet to be created.
Past activities, meeting minutes and the list of community organizations for the SP are available on the SP webpage.
Ideas on how to organize these activities are welcome and should be sent to 

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

Although OARNC is not an internal TIMC program, TI is contributing $500 to start a scholarship fund for three or more Sangha members attending together, 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

Dharma Friends Community
Teacher: Callie Justice
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, visit
Durham Friends Community Meditation Hall 
Located near the NC Science and Math in Durham.
Dates:  n/a     Cost: donation

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 919-265-7600 or .

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

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
mensgroup xxx
Men's Sharing Group 
This group is open to ALL MEN regardless of their tradition or path, or affiliation with the Triangle Insight Meditation Community. Our intention is to hear each other's interests, concerns, and ideas about forming and sustaining a group, all while getting to know each other. There will be a short period of meditating. A couple of us will help moderate the discussion initially but going forward, the leadership could be something collaborative, shared by all participants. It's a work in progress.
At its core, the group should be a space where men can share from their hearts about their experiences being men, following a meditative path -- and offering support to one another along the way.   
Some dana to defray expenses is welcome, but, of course, optional. Let us know if you think you'll attend.  

Contact Mike, 
or Robert:    

2nd and 4th TUESDAYS, every month
Duke Friends Meeting House
404 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC   
New Start Time: 6:30-8:00PM

engagedbuddhism x x
Engaged Buddhism Group 
The Engaged Buddhism group 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 begins 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.  
We are now meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of each month  from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Episcopal Center at Duke. 
Organizers: Karen Ziegler, Marilyn Hartman, Rich Bell and Robert Seyler
RSVP requested but not required: 
Last minute decisions to come are welcome. 

2nd and 4th THURSDAYS, every month
Conference Room
Episcopal Center at Duke
505 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 
Please enter by the side door facing the street  

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

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.

Sundays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 
Sundays from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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

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

MINDFUL Self-Compassion for Families 
with Karen Bluth, PhD and 
Laura Prochnow Phillips, MA 
Adult course:
Mindful Self-Compassion, a research-backed 8-week course for adults created by Drs. Kristin Neff & Chris Germer, that has a foundation of mindfulness and focuses on cultivating self-compassion, will be offered through the 
Frank Porter Graham Program on Mindfulness & Self-Compassion for Families. The course will be taught by certified Mindful Self-Compassion teachers Karen Bluth, PhD, and Laura Prochnow Phillips, MA   
For more info and registration information  
please see our website:
and also hear two recent interviews with Dr. Karen Bluth, on WRAL, and WNCU.

Tuesdays, January 28 - March 17 
Sheryl-Mar South Bldg.
521 Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC     Room 120 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(Retreat day February 29, 9-1 pm)

________ ______
Teen course:
Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens adapts the Mindful Self-Compassion adult course, and is created by Dr. Karen Bluth (author of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are). 
Friday, January 17, 5:30-7:30
Saturday, January 18, 10-2 pm (students bring lunch)
Sunday, January 19, 10-2 pm (students bring lunch)
Monday, January 20, 10-2 pm (students bring lunch)
Tuesday, January 21, 6:15-8:00 pm
Sheryl-Mar South Bldg. 
521 Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC     Room 120  
For registration information:

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.