5:30 – 7:00PM (except for holidays)
Peer Leadership for 3 Weeks of Each Month
With Once a Month Guidance From Teacher Lee Steppacher
The sit consists of meditation and discussion of various topics and is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditators.
All Valley Insight sits are being held on Zoom until further notice. Each week, the Peer Coordinator will email you the Zoom login and sit discussion topic. If you are not already receiving these emails or if you’d like to sign-up, please email Lee Steppacher:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are reading ‘Bountiful Heart, The Buddha’s Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity’, by Christina Feldman, as our discussion source. It is not necessary for sangha members to purchase the book as reading material from the book will be emailed each week to read and reflect upon, prior to the sit. However, members may find that having a copy of the book will enhance your study and participation.
With Gratitude to Peg Meyer
In December Peg Meyer transitioned from her role as teacher of the Valley Insight Tuesday sit. At the last sit in December, Tuesday participants expressed deep gratitude for her commitment to this group over its eight years. Peg lovingly prepared for each session. Her email communications often included poetry and striking nature photographs. Several people commented on how warmly she welcomed them to the sangha. They also expressed appreciation for her example of kindness, patience, and strong commitment to the dharma and to social justice.
Peg began the Tuesday sit in 2012, which grew out of an Intro to Meditation course she had been teaching. Originally held at St. Thomas Church in Hanover, the group moved to a bigger room at St. Barnabas Church in Norwich and continued to grow.
In addition to her teaching for Valley Insight, over the years Peg has been an Advisory Board member and retreat manager for many daylong and weekend retreats. She completed the Integrated Study and Practice program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in 2013, and the Community Leader program at Spirit Rock in 2017. In 2019, Peg joined the teaching team for Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 10-month online course, Entering the Path.
Although Peg has left her role with the Tuesday sit and may eventually move to a warmer climate for at least part of the year, she will continue as a teacher with Valley Insight. Beginning in late March, she will be co-facilitating a dharma study group.