Welcome to the Valley Insight Meditation Society

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.

Ajahn Metta will return to the UV and lead the Monday April 28 and Thursday May 1 sits.  Details here and here.

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. More info

Sunday and Monday Sits - Doreen Schweizer leads the once-a-month Sunday sit at the AVA Gallery beginning 9:50 am. The next one will be May 11. Doreen also leads the Monday sits twice a month, usually the second and fourth Monday of each month.  She’ll lead the April 14th sit, when we’ll be starting Ajahn Sucitto’s book Paramis. Details here

Sangha Dance Saturday, May 17 – 4:30-6:00- dance. 6:00-7:30 dinner.
Rice’s Mills on Rt. 132 in Thetford between Tucker Hill Road and Ulman Road.
Pot luck, finger foods. No running water, indoor outhouse. Wear smooth soled shoes. more info.

Doreen Schweizer will offer a daylong retreat at Vermont Insight on “Sustaining Mindfulness” Sunday, May 18 in Brattleboro from 10am-4pm.

Leigh Brasington weekend at Wonderwell, Oct 3-5.  Registration will be open to VIMS sangha exclusively until July 1.  We expect spaces to fill quickly. The May Newsletter will announce when registration will open. Details

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 and an article in the Valley News about volunteering at the prison.

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