The Triangle Insight Meditation Community has been engaged in a year-long exploration
to examine the values, norms, and structure of our organization, and has now undertaken a process toward a transition to a governance structure that is aligned with this effort. A sangha-wide meeting was held on December 19, 2018, during which we reviewed the new Vision, Mission and Values document as well as the revised Bylaws, both of which have been approved by the current Board of Directors after considerable input from the sangha.
A process is now underway toward the expansion of the Board in preparation for the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Nominations for the Board are now open and will be reviewed by the current Board, after which a slate of new directors will be prepared for presentation and election at the Annual Meeting.
If you would like to review these and other documents that emerged from this initiative, you may do so by clicking on the links below:
We want to express gratitude to each of you for your support of Triangle Insight during our efforts toward this transition over the past year, to the members of the Vision, Mission, and Values and Bylaws working groups for their diligent service on behalf of the sangha, and to Katherine Turner for her expert facilitation of this process.
October 23rd-28th, 2018
Locations are in Durham.
Triangle Insight was pleased to be a part of a wonderful collaborative group that brought Lama Rod Owens back to Durham for a week of activities in the Triangle this past October. A total of 6 events were held throughout the week, including a session on Undoing Patriarchy, a public talk at Duke and the Hayti Heritage Center, a Dharma talk at Triangle Insight, and two daylong workshops, one for all communities and one for the POC/LGBTQ communities. These sessions helped us explore the overall theme of the week in more depth and to benefit from the wisdom transmitted by Lama Rod Owens.
Lama Rod is a new voice for our time, and speaks to the need for Radical Presence that is rooted in Buddhist wisdom and personal experience. For Lama Rod, “radical” is remembering and returning to a simple and basic way of being in the world, one that reduces the violence to oneself and others; it honors one’s own passions and aspirations, and relates to the world from a place of equanimity. It doesn’t push things away, battle, force or judge. It softens, accepts and allows. When we choose this way of being in the world, we feel at home in our own bodies, with no desire to leave them; because we feel at home in our bodies, we feel at home in the world. That is radical presence.
The collaborative group will be bringing Lama Rod back to the Triangle on June 1-2, 2019, with the current plan to explore a Buddhist-Christian Dialogue and to hold another workshop for the POC/LGBTQ communities. Please stay tuned to this page for more information once details become available.