Valley Insight Meditation Society is a community of individuals who practice in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. Our intention is to provide opportunities and support for exploring the teachings of Buddhism and practice of vipassana, also known as insight meditation. Wise and careful training of attention can lead to a more peaceful, steady mind and kind heart. This path helps us find the way to wisdom and compassion in the midst of our complex, stressful lives. We welcome all who are interested.
Cheryl Wilfong, a teacher and co-founder of Vermont Insight, will lead the Sunday, March 9, sit at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. details
Introduction to Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Tuesdays 5:30-7 pm, April 1-May 20, taught by Peg Meyer details
Informal Introduction to Meditation Every Monday from 5-5:30, Doreen Schweizer or Peg Meyer are offering instruction for beginners on a drop-in basis. The informal discussions are held in the Hanover Friends Library, next to the room where the 5:30 sit takes place.
Sunday and Monday Sits - Doreen Schweizer leads the once-a-month Sunday sit at the AVA Gallery beginning 9:50 am. The next Sunday sit she’ll lead will be April 13. Doreen also leads the Monday sit, usually on the fourth Monday of every month. However, she will lead the March 31 sit. This is the 5th Monday of the month, not her usual fourth Monday.
Thursday Sit has returned - to the barn (14 Green Street) from 11am – 12:30pm. Half the time will be devoted to instructed meditation practice, the other half to discussion of the practice and to a book. The group is reading Toni Bernard’s new book How To Wake Up, A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow. You do not have to read the book to participate. New people and those who attended previously, beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. On street parking is available. Doreen is leading this group.
Prison Sangha – Consider joining us for our regular visits with the prison sangha at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in Berlin or volunteer to be a letter-writing correspondent with an inmate. View photos of the prison sangha. Consider becoming a member of Valley Insight. Learn about other ways to be involved in Valley Insight. Read reflections on Dhamma practice and Buddhism by our guiding teacher, Doreen Schweizer.