Upcoming Events

June, 2018                                            

Buddah statue at Duke GardensTriangle Insight Meditation Community’s
Values, Norms, and Structure Exploration

with Katherine Turner and the Sangha

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friends Meeting House
404 Alexander Ave.
Durham, NC
9 am – 4 pm

Please join the Triangle Insight Meditation Community as we explore our values, norms, and structure with Katherine Turner.  At the regular meeting of the sangha on Wed., June 6th, Katherine was introduced to the sangha and we began planning for our upcoming day-long retreat in which we will explore our values, norms, and governance structure.

A set of group agreements was established along with an exploration of a set of questions and subquestions that will be considered at the day-long gathering.  A working group is  currently reviewing these documents with Katherine and will be finalized prior to the meeting, and will be posted here as soon as they have been completed.  More information about the retreat will also be included.  We invite as many of you who are willing and able to attend, and we ask that you register by contacting us at [email protected] so that we may make the necessary preparations for this event..


True Refuge:                                                                         
The Heart of Wise Action
with Phyllis K. Hicks and Sharon Beckman-Brindley
June 26 – July 1, 2018

An Insight Dialogue retreat at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, NC

As humans we are exquisitely sensitive and can easily become overwhelmed in the sea of relentless sensory contact. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness and tranquility in the flow of daily life is a profound resource for peace and for wise action.

In this Insight Dialogue retreat we will practice taking refuge in awareness, wisdom, and spiritual friendship (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha).

We will investigate obstacles to friendship and beloved community, internally in the heart-mind, and externally in social constructions, cultivating Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Relational Equanimity. We will explore foundations for peace, possibilities for courageous personal and collective action, and the benefits of deep companionship on the Noble Eightfold Path.

This retreat is both an introduction to Insight Dialogue and an opportunity to deepen practice. It will be held in Noble Silence except for the Insight Dialogue sessions. We will alternate periods of silent meditation practice, Insight Dialogue, mindful movement and time in nature.
To register please go to this Registration Link