What we're about

We offer a warm and supportive sangha (community) for people who would like to practice Vipassana meditation together, listen to talks on the teachings of the Buddha and share thoughts, questions and hear from others on the path. Vipassana (or Insight) meditation teaches us to find an inner sense of well being and peace in the midst of life's ups and downs. The Wisdom of the Buddha's 4 Noble Truth and Eightfold Path guide us to live more wisely and compassionately resulting in less struggle, more joy and more resiliency to handle what life brings. The community of practitioners offer the gift of support and the fellowship of others who wish to grow in inner peace and compassion. We are appropriate for those beginning a practice and those who have been practicing for decades. We are an inclusive community open to all.

LOCATION: We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30- 11:30 am at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please come 15 minutes early to get set up. We have chairs and you can feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or bench.

GENERAL FORMAT: We begin with a 5 minute period to pause and come into the present. The facilitator welcomes everyone and then explains the format and topic for that day. 30 minutes of Meditation begins with brief guidance. Those who would like more guidance are invited to come in 20 minutes early. There's a 5 minute break in noble silence and then we listen to a 30 minute dharma talk or receive a dharma talk from a teacher. This is followed by a period of sharing, questions and reflection in which people can talk or remain in silence.
We close with a dedication of merit.

COST: There is no cost but we appreciate any donations to help pay for our space.

Upcoming events (5+)

Insight Meditation group

Gorton Center

We offer a warm and supportive sangha (community) for people who would like to practice Vipassana meditation together, listen to talks on the teachings of the Buddha and share thoughts, questions and hear from others on the path. Vipassana (or Insight) meditation teaches us to find an inner sense of well being and peace in the midst of life's ups and downs. The Wisdom of the Buddha's 4 Noble Truth and Eightfold Path guide us to live more wisely and compassionately resulting in less struggle, more joy and more resiliency to handle what life brings. The community of practitioners offer the gift of support and the fellowship of others who wish to grow in inner peace and compassion. We are appropriate for those beginning a practice and those who have been practicing for decades. We are an inclusive community open to all. LOCATION: We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30- 11:30 am at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please come 15 minutes early to get set up. We have chairs and you can feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or bench. GENERAL FORMAT: We begin with a 5 minute period to pause and come into the present. The facilitator welcomes everyone and then explains the format and topic for that day. 30 minutes of Meditation begins with brief guidance. Those who would like more guidance are invited to come in 20 minutes early. There's a 5 minute break in noble silence and then we listen to a 30 minute dharma talk or receive a dharma talk from a teacher. This is followed by a period of sharing, questions and reflection in which people can talk or remain in silence. We close with a dedication of merit. COST: There is no cost but we appreciate any donations to help pay for our space. CONTACT Nanci Edgcomb with any questions: [masked] More information is at: https://www.insightchicago.org/lake-forest-meditation-sangha/

Insight Meditation group

Gorton Center

We offer a warm and supportive sangha (community) for people who would like to practice Vipassana meditation together, listen to talks on the teachings of the Buddha and share thoughts, questions and hear from others on the path. Vipassana (or Insight) meditation teaches us to find an inner sense of well being and peace in the midst of life's ups and downs. The Wisdom of the Buddha's 4 Noble Truth and Eightfold Path guide us to live more wisely and compassionately resulting in less struggle, more joy and more resiliency to handle what life brings. The community of practitioners offer the gift of support and the fellowship of others who wish to grow in inner peace and compassion. We are appropriate for those beginning a practice and those who have been practicing for decades. We are an inclusive community open to all. LOCATION: We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30- 11:30 am at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please come 15 minutes early to get set up. We have chairs and you can feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or bench. GENERAL FORMAT: We begin with a 5 minute period to pause and come into the present. The facilitator welcomes everyone and then explains the format and topic for that day. 30 minutes of Meditation begins with brief guidance. Those who would like more guidance are invited to come in 20 minutes early. There's a 5 minute break in noble silence and then we listen to a 30 minute dharma talk or receive a dharma talk from a teacher. This is followed by a period of sharing, questions and reflection in which people can talk or remain in silence. We close with a dedication of merit. COST: There is no cost but we appreciate any donations to help pay for our space. CONTACT Nanci Edgcomb with any questions: [masked] More information is at: https://www.insightchicago.org/lake-forest-meditation-sangha/

Insight Meditation group

Gorton Center

We offer a warm and supportive sangha (community) for people who would like to practice Vipassana meditation together, listen to talks on the teachings of the Buddha and share thoughts, questions and hear from others on the path. Vipassana (or Insight) meditation teaches us to find an inner sense of well being and peace in the midst of life's ups and downs. The Wisdom of the Buddha's 4 Noble Truth and Eightfold Path guide us to live more wisely and compassionately resulting in less struggle, more joy and more resiliency to handle what life brings. The community of practitioners offer the gift of support and the fellowship of others who wish to grow in inner peace and compassion. We are appropriate for those beginning a practice and those who have been practicing for decades. We are an inclusive community open to all. LOCATION: We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30- 11:30 am at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please come 15 minutes early to get set up. We have chairs and you can feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or bench. GENERAL FORMAT: We begin with a 5 minute period to pause and come into the present. The facilitator welcomes everyone and then explains the format and topic for that day. 30 minutes of Meditation begins with brief guidance. Those who would like more guidance are invited to come in 20 minutes early. There's a 5 minute break in noble silence and then we listen to a 30 minute dharma talk or receive a dharma talk from a teacher. This is followed by a period of sharing, questions and reflection in which people can talk or remain in silence. We close with a dedication of merit. COST: There is no cost but we appreciate any donations to help pay for our space. CONTACT Nanci Edgcomb with any questions: [masked] More information is at: https://www.insightchicago.org/lake-forest-meditation-sangha/

Insight Meditation group

Gorton Center

We offer a warm and supportive sangha (community) for people who would like to practice Vipassana meditation together, listen to talks on the teachings of the Buddha and share thoughts, questions and hear from others on the path. Vipassana (or Insight) meditation teaches us to find an inner sense of well being and peace in the midst of life's ups and downs. The Wisdom of the Buddha's 4 Noble Truth and Eightfold Path guide us to live more wisely and compassionately resulting in less struggle, more joy and more resiliency to handle what life brings. The community of practitioners offer the gift of support and the fellowship of others who wish to grow in inner peace and compassion. We are appropriate for those beginning a practice and those who have been practicing for decades. We are an inclusive community open to all. LOCATION: We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30- 11:30 am at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Please come 15 minutes early to get set up. We have chairs and you can feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or bench. GENERAL FORMAT: We begin with a 5 minute period to pause and come into the present. The facilitator welcomes everyone and then explains the format and topic for that day. 30 minutes of Meditation begins with brief guidance. Those who would like more guidance are invited to come in 20 minutes early. There's a 5 minute break in noble silence and then we listen to a 30 minute dharma talk or receive a dharma talk from a teacher. This is followed by a period of sharing, questions and reflection in which people can talk or remain in silence. We close with a dedication of merit. COST: There is no cost but we appreciate any donations to help pay for our space. CONTACT Nanci Edgcomb with any questions: [masked] More information is at: https://www.insightchicago.org/lake-forest-meditation-sangha/

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Insight Meditation group

Gorton Center

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