Vision, Mission, and Values

Buddah statue at Duke Gardens

The Vision, Mission, and Values
of the Triangle Insight Meditation Community

Our vision is the possibility of personally and collectively knowing suffering, its causes, its cessation, and walking a liberating path with all beings.

Our mission is to uphold the conditions for personal and collective liberation by coming together as a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and non-oppressive community that nourishes and supports insight meditation and Buddhist study, dialogue, discussion, and practices and applies these to daily life, making them count for our world.

Guided by the following core values, we create a brave space where difference
is welcomed as a source of mutual learning, dialogue, and shared spiritual growth.

  • Teachings and practice of the Buddhadharma
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Authenticity and integrity
  • Awakening and release
  • Collaborative leadership and respect for all
  • Embracing diversity and celebrating difference
  • Engagement and responsiveness
  • Generosity and giving
  • Honoring different perspectives and valuing all voices
  • Joy and gratitude
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Non-harming and non-oppression
  • Safety and refuge
  • Truthfulness and clear seeing
  • Welcoming and inclusivity

In keeping with our vision, mission, and values, along with the Buddha’s emphasis on “noble friends and noble conversations,” we come together in a community within which to practice and learn about the Buddhadharma and the relevance these ancient teachings have for us in our contemporary lives.

We strive to end all discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender and sexual identity, and physical/mental ability.

All gatherings and teachings are offered free of charge, with donations accepted to help with costs for the facility and other expenses, and to support Dharma practice and study for the teachers.

All levels of meditation experience are welcome.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Triangle Insight meets regularly on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (4th Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for Insight Dialogue unless otherwise specified in the monthly newsletter) at The Episcopal Center at Duke, 505 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC  27705. (for directions go to the bottom of the “Schedule” page)