News and Events

Beginners

This Fall’s Beginning Meditation class will be held on Monday evenings from October 23 until November 20, from 6:00 to 7:30 at Plymouth Church.  The teachers will be Tammy Dyer, Alex Karn, and Barbara Lahman.  There is no charge for the class, but you will be given the opportunity to make a good will offering.

Please register ahead of time by contacting us here or on Facebook.

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A five week Introduction to Meditation class is offered two to three times a year.  Please contact Tammy Dyer for more details.

Learning to meditate is about changing the way we relate to what is actually occurring.  Meditation is not about adopting new concepts or dogmas.  It is not a scholarly pursuit nor is it tied to any specific or exclusive belief system.  Insight Meditation practice is useful regardless of your religious or spiritual orientation and can support your existing spiritual path, no matter what it is.  All are welcome.

Many people find that a regular sitting group can support their practice by providing a community in which to share their experience.  Both beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome at our regular meditation meetings on Tuesday evenings.

Retreat

Our Fall Retreat will be held on November 10 - 11, 2017 at Coldwater, MI.  John Cunningham from the Cleveland, OH sangha will be the teacher.  John has been teaching meditation for 17 years.  His topic for this retreat will be “Compassion in a Chaotic World.”

Note:  This retreat is now full.  To be added to the wait list please contact us here.

Book Study

The book study group is reading The Authentic Life:  Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear by Ezra Bayda.  The first meeting will be held on October 7, 2017, and thereafter the group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Plymouth Church, immediately after the weekly meditation session.  If you'd like to join in, contact us so we can add you to the mailing list.

Kalyana Mitta Groups (KM)

There is much emphasis on “spiritual friendships” within Buddhist community life.  Since early Buddhist history, cultivation of “good friends” has been encouraged to support the dharma practice.  There is no teaching that takes place in these groups.  They begin with a meditation period and time for sharing how one’s meditation practice is showing up both on the cushion and in every day life.  KM groups enrich the practice in ways sitting alone or only on Tuesday evenings in Sangha can’t.  Sometimes there is a book that is used as a stimulating discussion about  how the reading/topic applies to our lives.  It is an opportunity to create connections and practice speaking in truth and listening in kindness. 

For more information or to join a Kalyana Mitta group please contact us.

Social time after Tuesday evening Sangha

Join us for Tea-time after the Sangha meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.  Bring a mug and a tea bag and come get to know your fellow meditators.  Tea-time is 7:30 - 8:30 in the Folsom Room of the Plymouth Congregational Church, 2nd Tuesday every month.

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Some of us meet up at Henry's on the third Tuesday of the month after the Tuesday night sit.  This is a chance to talk about the evening’s topic, discuss other Dharma subjects or simply get to know each other better.  (Note: the Henry's meetings have been changed from the 4th to the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

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For information on any of these events contact Tammy Dyer at (260) 672-8023 or use the Contact Us page on this website.   Events are also usually posted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InsightFortWayne.