Valley Insight Classes

A Different Way to Practice – A Guided Nature Walk 

Wednesday, November 18, Walk at 10 am
Wednesday, December 2, Walk at 2 pm
Wednesday, December 30, Walk at 2 pm

Meets in person; participants will be advised of location
Note: Each walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hours (and no longer than 2 hours), varying based on whatever conditions we find.

Why not put your technology aside for a time, and step outside to rediscover your connection to the natural world around you? Let yourself relax into nature’s rhythms and open your senses to the richness of trees and rivers, sights and sounds. Be restored.

This practice will be a guided contemplative walk held with a small group. The walk will be conducted primarily in silence, allowing you to sink into your experience. The pace will be relaxed, but participants should be able to walk a few miles, possibly on uneven ground. Location will be determined but will be in the Hanover-Lebanon-Norwich area.

Valley Insight recognizes, in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, that any “public” event, even a small and outdoors one such as this, engenders at least a small risk of exposure to coronavirus. To minimize this risk, we will limit our group size to four participants, honor social distancing practices of six feet between walkers, and ask participants to wear masks during our time together.  Thank for honoring these sangha-supporting measures if you choose to participate.

Teacher: Lee Steppacher
Contact Lee ( with questions or to sign up.

Concluded Classes

Cultivating a Mindful and Fulfilling Life
(September 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21 
Taught by Michael Stoner

Bringing Mindfulness to Daily Life
August 5 & August 20 2020
Taught by Peg Meyer

Creating an In-Home Meditation Retreat
August 19 2020
Taught by Karen Summer

Introduction to Insight Meditation
Weekend Retreat: Sat/Sun June 27-28, 2020
June 30, and July 7, 14, and 21, 2020
Taught by Michael Stoner

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
January 12, 15, 22, and 29 2020
Taught by Lee Steppacher

Waking Up White
March 27-June 26, 2019
Taught by Peg Meyer

Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Everyone
July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2018
Taught by Landon Hall

VIMS Exploration of Tricycle/Bodhi College Four Noble Truths Course
September 7 to October 19, 2017
Facilitated by Michael Stoner

Introduction to Insight Meditation
April 20- May 18, 2017
Taught by Karen Summer

Waking Up White
Taught by Peg Meyer

Introduction to Insight Meditation
June 22 to July 27, 2016
Taught by Karen Summer

Introduction to Insight Meditation
January 6 to February 24, 2016
Taught by Karen Summer, with Landon Hall, Doreen Schweizer, and Peg Meyer

Introduction to Insight Meditation
Sept 10 – Oct 29, 2015
Taught by Peg Meyer and Karen Summer

Everyday Mindfulness
April 30 – June 4, 2015
Taught by Peg Meyer and Landon Hall

Introduction to Meditation
January 8 to February 26, 2015  (8 weeks)
Taught by Peg Meyer.

Metta and Mindful Movement Class
October 23 to December 18, 2014
Taught by Doreen Schweizer and Landon Hall