Recent Events


Workshops, Seminars, Lectures


October 23rd-28th, 2018.
Leading with an Open Heart: A Radical Dharma Vision of Using Our Broken Hearts to Get Free Locations in Durham, NC.

Tuesday, 10/23
Gathering for men only, 7:00 pm, Episcopal Center at Duke

Wednesday, 10/18
Meditation and Dharma Talk, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Triangle Insight Meditation Community, Episcopal Center at Duke

Friday, 10/20
Free Public Talk, 7:00 pm, Hayti Heritage Center

Saturday 10/21
Daylong Retreat for all, 9 am – 5 pm, MDC Learning Center

Sunday 10/22
Daylong Retreat for those who identify as LGBTQ and People of Color, Duke Integrative Medicine

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Triangle Insight Meditation Community’s Day of Values, Norms, and Structure Exploration, with Katherine Turner and the Sangha  Buddah statue at Duke Gardens

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.

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

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).



October 17-22
A Week-long Visit of Lama Rod Owens.
Love, Grief, and Activism:  Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability

Tuesday, 10/17
Radical Mindfulness in Times of Crisis, 3:05 – 4:30 pm.
Duke Lecture, Perkins Library Building, Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly  Room)

Wednesday, 10/18
It Gets Better: Developing Basic Friendship with Ourselves, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Triangle Insight Meditation Community, Episcopal Center at Duke, 505 Alexander Ave.

Friday, 10/20
Real Vulnerability as a Tool for Social Change, 7:00 pm.
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Whitford Hall, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham.

Saturday 10/21
Love, Grief, and Activism: Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability,
9 am – 5 pm. MDC Learning Center, 307 W. Main St.

Sunday 10/22
Love, Grief, and Activism:  Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability,
1 pm – 5 pm, for those who identify as LGBTQ and People of Color.
Temple Building, 302 W. Main St.

Media Night

Friday, November 10, 2017
Music and Meditation, with Erica Alexander. A hands on evening of meditation joined with learning and playing the Native American inspired flute. We will start with a guided meditation to be followed with a presentation on the flute and structured playing. Erica will bring flutes, but if you have a flute, plan to bring it — especially if it is in the key of A.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Screening of 13th, an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. The New York Times Review described the film as “powerful, infuriating, and at times overwhelming.” If you would like to view the official trailer, please use this link.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Potluck supper, screening of the documentary film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. The film offers a surprising take on the environmental movement and the interconnectedness of all beings. It features Richard Oppenlander, lauren Ornelas, Michael Pollan, Will Tuttle, and more.