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.
Exploring Meditation Through Mindful Yoga
Thursdays 5:30-7pm starting Jan. 9, taught by Peg Meyer, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher 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.
Thursday Sit has returned - to the barn (14 Green Street) from 11am – 12:30pm. As in the past, 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.
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 December 8. Doreen also leads the Monday sit on the fourth Monday of every month. In November she will lead the November 25 Monday sit.
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.
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Learn about other ways to be involved in Valley Insight.
Read reflections on Dhamma practice and Buddhism by our guiding teacher, Doreen Schweizer.