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.
The Buddha’s First Teaching, a 12-week course, is being offered Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 pm, in Hanover. There is meditation instruction, chanting, and discussion. Meditators of all levels are welcome. Details are here.
The Buddhist Way – An Exploration of Buddhist Teachings in Daily Life with our teacher Doreen Schweizer – Join an ongoing group of sangha members exploring the interface between Buddhist teachings and daily life. Details here.
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 June 9. Doreen also leads the Monday sit once a month, usually the fourth Monday of each month. However, since the fourth Monday is a holiday, she will lead the sit on May 20.
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.