Triangle Insight Meditation Community
 
    January 2021                     
      
 



These words from Gregory Kramer are offered in the spirit of our practice of reflection and renewal of the heart's deepest intentions for the New Year.
                                                        

"Life practice is certainly the most challenging. It is the best place to see the dynamics and persistence of the deluded and grasping mind, to see suffering, and to feel the hurting urge of hunger. Life is also the place where we can see compassion in action and the dynamic force of equanimity. In our engaged lives, we can harm others or do them good. Here we do not have the luxury of discounting anything as a distraction; it is all just life: what we have to work with. Here the stakes are highest: our words and actions impact others with the full force of reality; there is nowhere to hide. Realizing this, we are motivated to do our best to be as kind, truthful, and wise as we are able."

Gregory Kramer
Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom



sittingchoices
Sitting Opportunities
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New, see their Video!
 


To Engage
Your Practice

An online course from White Awake

 
A mutual service exchange  

An Online Coursera Course with Certificate 
 
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Upcoming
Classes and Events
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Beginning the Buddha's Path, with Callie Justice

Retreats
Becoming the Mystery We Are with Rodney Smith
News Notes
A monthly list of references used by our Teachers


Ongoing Classes and Programs
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On Zoom, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 
contact Mike or Robert

with Tamara Share



To Be Here Now

Triangle Insight Meditation Groups
All levels of meditation experience are welcome and the teachings are offered free of charge, with donations accepted to cover administrative and program costs, scholarships, and study by the teachers. 

In this time of continuing uncertainty, Triangle Insight is committed to offering a safe and stable refuge for the Sangha as a whole. Until we are able to meet again at the Episcopal Center, Triangle Insight will use Zoom for meditation meetings and for study or social group activities. Please refer to the Zoom information below.    
 
This new way to connect is evolving through practice and compassion as we look inward and outward for the clarity that vipassana practice will bring.   
 
Zoom connections are emailed one day before the Wednesday evening sangha (meditation and dharma talk, or insight dialogue) and the Morning Meditation sessions (meditation and heart practice).

Schedule: 
Information about participating in all sessions will also be posted on the TIMC Website.
  
Wednesday Evenings
6:30 - 8:00 PM
(Insight Dialogue from 6:30 - 8:30 PM)      

January 06:  Ron Vereen
January 13:  Scott Bryce
January 20:  Francesca Morfesis (Guest Teacher)  
January 27:  Daya Breckinridge & Mary Grigsby (Insight Dialogue)

February 03:  Ron Vereen
February 10:  Scott Bryce
February 17:  Emily Burke (Guest Teacher)
February 24:  Daya Breckinridge & Mary Grigsby (Insight Dialogue)

Monday and Thursday Morning Meditation  
7:00 - 7:45 AM (click here for more info)
Zoom locations to be emailed. 
  
 
If you would like to receive an invitation to one or both Zoom meditations, please subscribe to the relevant form on our Schedule webpage, or send an email to info@triangleinsight.org and tell us the Zoom list(s) you would like to join. 
To receive this monthly newsletter, please complete the newsletter subscription on our Newsletters webpage, or send your request to us, at the info@ email above.

If you would like to change any part of your subscription(s), please email us directly and we will make this change for you.

Do you have an announcement or material you would like to add to this newsletter? Please read the Newsletter Submission Pointers in the Dharma Notes and References section below, or the full Guidelines HERE.

 
Episcopal Center at Duke
(when safe to gather in person)   
505 Alexander Ave. 
Durham, NC 27705
 
  WELCOME
welcome
Triangle Insight Welcomes You
 
Welcoming Committee News
Sangha means spiritual community, and it is treasured because without it awakening cannot be sustained
                  Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry  
 
 
The Welcoming Committee wishes to foster the experience of belonging to a diverse, tolerant community connected through mindfulness practice, where all feel welcome and safe. We seek to link all members and newcomers to ongoing activities and to ensure the Zoom connection is available. 
  • We have developed a brochure to give an overview of our sangha and some of its activities. You can download it here:Welcome to Triangle Insight.
     
  • Someone from the Welcoming Committee will remain on the Zoom connection at the end of Wednesday evening sangha meetings, should anyone have a question or want to talk about a sangha-relevant topic. 
     
  • A Welcoming Committee member now monitors the all-purpose email: info@triangleinsight.org to answer questions about the sangha, newsletter subscription, teacher availability, and Triangle Insight's meeting schedules. If we don't have an answer, we will put you in touch with someone who does. 
  • If you would like to join the Welcoming Committee as a dana gesture of support for the Triangle Insight Community, please let us know through the still-active email: welcome@triangleinsight.org.  
 
With shared commitment to the dharma, we hope our work will be of benefit to all who join us in this practice. 
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*Save the Date*
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Triangle Insight Meditation Community
 Open Board Meeting
 
Saturday, JANUARY 9, 2021   
10 AM - 12 PM on Zoom
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The Triangle Insight Board of Directors invites you to attend its Open Board Meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm. 

The preliminary agenda includes planning for the 2021 Annual Meeting, which we hope to hold in February. We will also discuss upcoming officer elections to be held at the Annual Meeting; the process for adding new board members; development of a bylaws workgroup, a Teachers Council, and other committees; and requests to post recordings of dharma talks on our website.

Additionally, there will be time for interested sangha members to make presentations. 
  • If you wish to make a presentation, please let us know as soon as you can so we may budget the time accordingly. 
     
  • Please email us at board@triangleinsight.org, and share a brief summary of what you would like to present. We'll make every effort to include all that we receive. 
     
  • Presentations will be prioritized based on the order received and the time sensitivity of the topic. If a presentation is postponed, we'll work with the presenter to develop an alternate plan.
This meeting will be conducted on Zoom, and we will be sending a special email with the Zoom link and meeting agenda a few days before the meeting date. It is not necessary to register or RSVP in advance. We hope you will join us, and we look forward to your participation.

 
lunar
2021 Lunar Calendar Available
from Francesca Morfesis

It's an annual tradition for me to make a lunar calendar for friends and family. In the Buddhist tradition the moon is often used as a metaphor for awakening. This years calendar leaned into this metaphor as I attempted to digest the sense of separation I felt in our country post election. What has resulted is both a functional lunar calendar and an expression of American Buddhahood, while also pointing to the wakefulness in nature, the elements, the universe, and unseen beings. 

If you'd like a digital copy of the calendar, please email me at fmorfesis@gmail.com. (I will send you a digital copy as well as printing instructions in case you want a hard copy.) If you're able to offer dana towards time and materials, it can be offered via paypal (to the above email) or venmo (@francesca-morfesis).
 
TO ENGAGE YOUR PRACTICE
BeforeWhite
Before We Were White 
A 6-part course from White Awake
Facilitators: Eleanor Hancock and David Dean
Guest Teachers: Katrina Messenger, Katrina Browne, Bonnie Duran


"Before We Were White" is an online course for people with European ancestry (white and/or multiracial) who want to work with this ancestral line as a means of bringing greater emotional resilience to their participation in collective liberation struggles. 

Before we were White poster

"Before We Were White is an invitation to peer through the thin veil of time and consider the choices and circumstances of our European ancestors that are woven into the foundations of our society today. While maintaining a secure container, this course invites you into a journey of becoming "more truly yourself," purified and strengthened to do the work of collective liberation with increased capacity and wholeness.
 
"Each of us belongs to a collective body of people with a story (or stories) that reach before us and after us in time. Before they were ever classified as "white" our ancestors were distinct peoples with their own unique cultures and relationships to place. What happened to them? How did white supremacy and colonization change them? Did anyone resist? Can we build relationship with this legacy in a way that nurtures our ability to work for a better world today?"


Dates: Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 21, March 7, March 14 
Time:  4pm - 6:30pm ET (1-3:30pm PT) 
Sessions will be recorded. Live attendance is not mandatory. 

Suggested $120 - $340 registration fee. No one turned away for lack of funds.  
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Scholarships are available from Triangle Insight. To apply please contact the Board at board@triangleinsight.org.

scholarships
 
Financial Support: Scholarships for Training Programs and Workshops in Racial Justice and Diversity
Engaging Buddhist teachings and real-world issues
 
The TIMC Board would like to offer financial assistance to sangha members who wish to participate in training programs or other activities designed to address racial conditioning, implicit bias, and racial inequality.

  • The goal of this scholarship initiative is to help individuals and the community deepen their understanding of how unexamined views of race can limit the mind and human systems.

A General Scholarship Fund for this purpose exists through donations from the TIMC General Fund and the generosity of several Triangle Insight members.

  • This Scholarship Fund has helped offset registration fees for some Sangha members who attended the Organizing Against Racism NC anti-racism training program. 
     
  • It has supported the participation of TI members in a 3-day Mindful of Race workshop with Ruth King. 
  • White Awake is another organization that holds ongoing courses with a focus on anti-racism. They are currently conducting an online study group that has filled, and is now closed, but will be offering more online programs in the fall. 
     
  • If sangha members would like to receive scholarship support for training with OARNC, White Awake, or other programs addressing racial injustice, please email the Board at board@triangleinsight.org.
 
 
We invite the community to join this initiative by contributing specifically to this scholarship fund.   
 
 
 
caringcircles  
Sangha Support Through Caring Circles:  
A Mutual Service Exchange
 
A TIM Sangha Initiative to connect and strengthen the bonds of our shared practice.  
 Caring Circles offers the Triangle Insight Meditation Sangha a simple framework for requesting and providing services to cope with the uncertainties and needs of everyday life. in this time of the coronavirus pandemic, knowing there is a helping network for sharing and receiving is a great joy and safe haven.  
 
Currently, two TIM Sangha members coordinate service requests with other TIM members who are ready to volunteer their assistance as a form of dana service.  
 
To request aid
To volunteer as a Caring Circles helper
Responding to Your Request
  • When the coordinators receive your request for assistance, they will verify the information with you, then send your request to the list of Sangha member volunteers. 
  • Anyone on the list may contact you to discuss your request. Specific plans are entirely up to you.
Examples of Caring Circles Assistance
  • Grocery shopping or prepared meals
  • Laundry help, if no machine available
  • Pick up Rx or other items
  • Connect by telephone, Zoom or another safe means to talk, listen, and just share time
  • Computer fixes that may be done remotely
  • Lawn care that may be needed
  • Supplement toys or other diversions for children
  • Assistance with available institutional and business resources
 
 
Caring Circles coordinators welcome your requests and your interest in volunteering your time and skills.
 
You can also find this information on the Shramadana webpage.

 
CTracing_online
Contract Tracing CoVid 19
A Coursera Course with Certificate 
 
Still Open at full scholarship Online
 
Earn a Certificate in Contact Tracing, and help reduce the spread of Coronavirus
 
COVID-19 Contact Tracing is a 5-part, online course offered through Coursera.org and Johns Hopkins University. This course and certificate are FREE through June 31st, thanks to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The course delivers basic but well informed knowledge about the virus in short, very clear lecture segments; it details how tracing can be done effectively, with special attention to ethical considerations, to provide the skills needed for actual contract tracing.  
 
Length of time: approximately one hour per segment, or one week overall.  
 
Click to Register for both course and certificate of accomplishment.  
All fees are covered by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
 
[I have completed and personally recommend this course, Leah Rutchick


DHARMA NOTES and REFERENCES
Dharma_Resources
Notes and References for
Recent Wednesday Dharma Talks 

With many thanks for their generosity, the Insight Meditation teachers for the Wednesday evening sangha invite us to consider these notes to references from their Dharma talks. 

Please visit our website for Dharma Notes and References from earlier months in 2020.

December 2: Ron Vereen
December 9: Scott Bryce

November 2020 Dharma Notes
November 4: Jean Hamilton, Francesca Morfesis, & Ron Vereen
November 11: Scott Bryce

A related talk: Brian Lesage, 2020-11-10 Standing in Front of the Other: Going Beyond Divisiveness (an audio recording on dharmaseed.org), as suggested by Francesca Morfesis, to enlarge our resources for the topics of recent Wednesday meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter Submission Pointers
To submit items for the monthly newsletter, please review these general pointers and consult the Newsletter Submission Guidelines for important details. 
  1. At least two weeks prior to the month in which you wish your announcement to appear, submit new items to info@triangleinsight.org.
     
  2. New requests submitted in the last week of any month may not be accepted if time is a factor in preparing a final copy.
     
  3. Changes to existing entries may be incorporated if submitted early in the last week of any month.
     
  4. Entries that have not been updated since COVID may be removed. All authors are encouraged to update their newsletter entries and to resubmit, including TIM committees and groups.
  5. Keep the text crisp and short, but include important details and attachments. Instead of longer texts, refer the reader to websites for additional information.
     
  6. Indicate how many months you want your entry to be published, and
     
  7. Stay in touch with updates if any specific details change. You are responsible for calling in changes and end dates for ongoing classes, groups or other continuing entries.
     
  8. Special circumstances may require adjustment of the deadlines indicated here; early submission is a best practice and helps the newsletter editors determine where, how and if the item submitted shall be published (please see #1 in the Guidelines).
     
  9. Please contact us through info@triangleinsight.org and include "Newsletter" in your subject line. We will help you get your item published.

RETREATS
Becoming the Mystery We Are                             
A weekend online retreat, with Rodney Smith

Are we ready to move beyond our known perceptions? How do our current practices sustain our beliefs about the world and ourselves? What holds us back is our investment in the known shape and certainty of the world, while the gateway to transcendence is through the recognition of the unfathomable mystery we forever are. 

Through dharma talks, dyads, guided and silent meditations, Qi Gong, Q & A, and possible small groups (if feasible), we will explore our practices in terms of the above questions.  If you have a question for the teacher or about this event, please send it to calendar@seattleinsight.org.

This 2-day online retreat is being offered via Zoom through the Seattle Insight Meditation Community.  You may register for one or both days. For more information or to register, please click here.
 
Saturday, Jan. 30, 9 am PST / 12 noon EST through
Sunday, Jan. 31, 4:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm EST 

Zoom format
Cost:  offered on a sliding scale ($30 - $120)


Retreats are announced in this space when offered and available
TIM SPIRITUAL FRIENDS GROUPS
SpiritualFr
Spiritual Friends Groups
Having admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues is actually the whole of the holy life.
 
 
- The Buddha
 
The New Year can be a time for reflection and renewal. Whatever our joys and sorrows, our hopes and fears, we can pause and connect with our heart's deepest intentions.
 
As Jack Kornfield writes in The Heart's Intention, "Becoming aware of intention is the key to awakening in moment-to-moment practice. ... In times of difficulty it is this repeated setting of our heart's compass that determines the result. ... Our spiritual practice can be this simple: to see with eyes of compassion and act with our wisest intention. ... It is from our intentions that our life grows. It is in opening to one another that our path is made whole."
 
Our spiritual friends groups offer a special opportunity for this practice. Supported by trusted friends, our understanding deepens, our hearts soften, and we move from contraction to compassion, from reactivity to wise intention. This is the gift of the third jewel of sangha, a jewel that illuminates our path as we journey together in the year ahead.  
 
racialaffinity 

Known as RAGs, Racial Affinity groups allow people to deepen self-awareness around issues of race in small, racially homogeneous groups. As we face our long history of systemic racism and violence against people of color, RAGs provide a safe 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, and the acceptance we bring 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 Racial Affinity Group Guidelines.
 
If you are interested in joining a Racial Affinity group or would like more information, please contact Beth Lauderdale, our RAG Coordinator. She can be reached at marybethboswell@yahoo.comHelpful articles and other resources are available on our Racial Affinity Groups web page.



We currently have openings in two Kalyana Mitta (KM) Groups: Insight Dialogue and Raleigh. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Secular Dharma groups each have a waiting list. 
Details about each group are on the "List of KM Groups" web page.

If you would like more information or want to join a group, be on a waiting list, or start a new group, please speak with Sarah Tillis, KM Coordinator, or write Sarah at
 sarah@triangleinsight.orgInformation about the KM program is available on the KM web page.

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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.

 
NOTES and REPORTS from the TIMC BOARD 
BoardNews 
Notes from the TIMC Board 
 
An Open  Meeting of the TIMC Board of Directors is scheduled for Saturday, January 09, 2021.  10am-12pm. 
  • This will be an open meeting, conducted on Zoom. All Sangha members may attend, and time will be reserved for individual presentations that are registered in advance with the Board.
  • Please refer to the special announcement in this newsletter for more details. A special email with the Zoom address will be sent to those on the TIMC email list before the scheduled date. No advance registration or RSVP is necessary. We look forward to your participation.
 
 
CONNECT WITH THE BOARD      
 
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 or have a topic for the Board to consider, please contact us at board@triangleinsight.org.
  • Your input is always welcome on matters concerning the Sangha and its activities. Send us your questions, concerns and new ideas, and to schedule time at a Board meeting.
 
MINUTES from TIMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS 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. 
UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS
DharmaFrC 
Dharma Friends Community
Beginning the Buddha's Path, with Callie Justice

UPCOMING Online Course:  Beginning the Buddha's Path
- A six week introduction to the teachings of the Buddha designed for newcomers and for those who would like to revisit some of the Buddha's core teachings - is in the planning stages. 

The group, sponsored by Dharma Friends Community, will meet online beginning in mid-February on Sunday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Further information will be offered in next month's TIM newsletter or contact DFC Guiding Teacher, Callie Justice: justice.callie@yahoo.com.

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.

Durham Friends Community Meditation Hall 
Located near the NC Science and Math in Durham.

For more information, visit  dharmafriendscommunity.org



Previous and recently started "Upcoming Classes and Events" may be found in earlier issues of the TIMC Newsletter HERE on our website

TIM PROGRAMS and COMMITTEES
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The Shramadana Project           
A Volunteer Initiative of Triangle Insight

NEW  The Caring Circles Initiative is being revived, and is ready to receive requests for assistance from Sangha members. See above for information.
 
HISTORY
The Shramadana Project (SP) has been a volunteer initiative of the Triangle Insight Meditation Community to address some of the interests for connecting 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 "Programs Committee," yet to be formed. 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. 

Ideas on how to organize these activities are welcome and should be sent to info@triangleinsight.com. 

ARCHIVE
Past activities, meeting minutes and the list of community organizations for the SP are available on the SP webpage.


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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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insightdialogue
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: www.insightdialogue.org

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. 

Phyllis Hicks, facilitating Insight Dialogue on 08-04-19.

Phyllis Hicks Facilitating Insight Dialogue on 080419

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


OTHER SITTING OPPORTUNITIES

During this period of COVID-19 limits, please contact the individual or organization for alternative meeting arrangements

morningmeditation 
Triangle Insight Morning Meditation Group -- Now using Zoom platform
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 ron@triangleinsight.org
 
Zoom invitations will be emailed to those who have subscribed to the Morning Mediation list. Please contact Ron at the email above to be added to the list, or subscribe through the appropriate web form on our website.
 

When we resume meeting in the Episcopal Center: 
 
*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


prayerandmantra
Online Prayer & Mantra Circle,
for Protection and Peace

with Kittisaro and Thanissara
Sacred Mountain Sangha
NOTE: This is an ongoing online practice, offered daily. 

Kittisaro and Thanissara, founders of Sacred Mountain Sangha, invite you to join them, when you can, for one 30 min. session daily, for a variety of chanting opportunities and mantra practice.  This is a collective effort focused on the safety and wellbeing of all, dedicated to protecting goodness, wisdom, and compassion and dispelling the forces of harm, division, and delusion in these times.  

Chants are drawn from both Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism, which are efficacious for dispelling obstruction and protecting the forces of goodness and wholesome karma in the world. For more information, access to the chants (for printing), explanations, recordings, pronunciations, please visit their website here.
 
Beginning December 9th, and continuing daily in the New Year.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (ET), 7:30 am - 8:00 am (PT)

Please check the Peace Circle webpage for additional details and chant resources. 


During this period of no or limited social assembly, if you are interested in any of the following sitting opportunities, please contact the individual or organization to determine its status or alternative arrangements 
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.

If you are unfamiliar with this intentional group, here is the video from their website:

Introducing Mindful Families of Durham
Introducing Mindful Families of Durham

For more information, visit:
Mindful Families of Durham 

Sunday Mornings

10:30AM-12:00 noon
For info please contact 
admin@mindfulfamiliesofdurham.com


RecovyGroup
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 ZenandRecovery@gmail.com.

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.


otherresources
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 "links" 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
 
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ONGOING CLASSES and PROGRAMS
Unless indicated, please contact the individual or organization for alternative meeting arrangements

mensgroup
Men's Sharing Group  
Now meeting on the Zoom platform

Start Time: 6:30-8:00PM
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.  

2nd and 4th TUESDAYS, every month
6:30-8:00PM, now on ZOOM platform
 
for Zoom information contact Mike: 
mike@triangleinsight.org 
or Robert: robbsey@gmail.com 


matgroup 
Mindfulness Awareness Training
with Tamara Share, PhD

Tamara 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. The 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


dukemindfulness 
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.


uncmindfulness
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.

 

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