• BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & MEDITATION in THE UPPER VALLEY of NH and VT •
Valley Insight garden seating

Valley Insight Meditation Society is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. We provide opportunities and support for exploring the teachings of Buddhism and practice of vipassana, also known as insight meditation.

We offer weekly sitting groups suitable for beginners and experienced meditators; non-residential retreats; and instruction in meditation and mindfulness practice. Our teachers and formal practice are closely aligned with that of Insight Meditation Society (IMS), Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS), and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

UPCOMING

  • Community Reading of Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Speech: July 4 at 11am in Lebanon. Details »
  • A Different Way to Practice: Guided Nature Walks with Lee Steppacher; July 5 and August 1. Details »
  • Daily Gatherings for Refuge and Clarity, weekdays at 7:30 AM (Eastern time). Details »
  • Weekly meditation/study/discussion every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; click links below for login information & weekly updates.

SIT SCHEDULE

MONDAYS

5:30-7pm
Held in our Online Dharma Hall
Details & Sign up →

TUESDAYS

5:30-7pm
Held in our Online Dharma Hall
Details & Sign up →

THURSDAYS

11am – 12:30pm
Held in our Online Dharma Hall
Details & Sign up →

Vaccination and Mask Policy for In-Person Events: Valley Insight Meditation Society requires everyone who attends an in-person sit, retreat, or other Sangha-sponsored event to be fully vaccinated and boostered; to maintain social distancing; and to wear a mask indoors at all times except while eating or drinking. People who are experiencing symptoms of any illness, especially respiratory illness (such as cough, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, sore throat, or fever), should not attend in-person sits or other events. In consideration of the policy of not causing harm to our fellow beings, we want our events to be as safe as possible. We follow CDC guidelines and may change our requirements or cancel in-person sits and events if we need to. We’re committed to re-evaluating altering our decisions as more information becomes available. We expect everyone to be guided by their concern for others and their own level of comfort when choosing whether or not to attend an in-person event. Most of our events will offer an option to attend through our Online Dharma Hall.
Diversity Policy: Valley Insight Meditation Society is committed to offering a safe, welcoming environment for people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, classes, religions, abilities and ages in which to practice meditation and to explore the ideas put forth in the Buddha’s teachings. We recognize that all people hold unexamined beliefs, assumptions, fears and prejudices about others, and especially about those who seem different from themselves, and we acknowledge that these beliefs are a great source of suffering for individuals and societies. We strive for inclusivity, kindness and generosity toward all, in our programs and in our hearts.
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