What we're about

Insight Meditation is a type of meditation rooted in the Buddha's teachings. The goal set forth by the Buddha is the liberation of the heart and mind from stress and suffering, and the difficulties we set for ourselves. The means to reaching this goal is to develop an understanding of how our minds work, and what we are doing that makes things harder for ourselves. By cultivating a meditation practice, a process naturally unfolds through which we gain insight into ourselves, how we relate to ourselves, to others, to our experiences, and how we can make choices and conduct ourselves in way that replace difficulty with ease, sorrow with joy, and agitation with peace. Through this process of gradual awakening and liberation, we can get in touch with a happiness that does not depend on external circumstances, but wells up from within. This is a study and practice group of peers interested in meditating and exploring the teachings of the Buddha and applying it to our lives to bring about profound transformation and healing.

We meet weekly on Monday nights. Meetings begin with an brief introduction to Insight Meditation and basic meditation instructions for those who want it. We then do fifteen minutes of sitting meditation, ten minutes of walking meditation, and another fifteen minutes of sitting. This is followed by a discussion about our own practice, especially as it relates to the topic of the week. We conclude with a moment of "dedicating the merit", wishing peace and happiness and health for those we know who need it.

If you have your own gear, such as a zafu, zabuton, or bench, that you regularly use, it is recommended that you bring it. Plenty of chairs are available, however, so whatever is most comfortable for you is best.

Upcoming events (5+)

Insight Meditation Indianapolis -- Meditation And Dharma Discussion

All Souls Unitarian Church

We will start with a brief introduction to Insight Meditation, followed by meditation instruction for those who want it. Meditation will be 15 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then 15 minutes of sitting meditation. This will be followed by a discussion about some topic, and our practice in general. We conclude by dedicating the merit. The topic for discussion will be posted on Tuesday, the week before the meeting.

Insight Meditation Indianapolis -- Meditation And Dharma Discussion

All Souls Unitarian Church

We will start with a brief introduction to Insight Meditation, followed by meditation instruction for those who want it. Meditation will be 15 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then 15 minutes of sitting meditation. This will be followed by a discussion about some topic, and our practice in general. We conclude by dedicating the merit. The topic for discussion will be posted on Tuesday, the week before the meeting.

Insight Meditation Indianapolis -- Meditation And Dharma Discussion

All Souls Unitarian Church

We will start with a brief introduction to Insight Meditation, followed by meditation instruction for those who want it. Meditation will be 15 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then 15 minutes of sitting meditation. This will be followed by a discussion about some topic, and our practice in general. We conclude by dedicating the merit. The topic for discussion will be posted on Tuesday, the week before the meeting.

Insight Meditation Indianapolis -- Meditation And Dharma Discussion

All Souls Unitarian Church

We will start with a brief introduction to Insight Meditation, followed by meditation instruction for those who want it. Meditation will be 15 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then 15 minutes of sitting meditation. This will be followed by a discussion about some topic, and our practice in general. We conclude by dedicating the merit. The topic for discussion will be posted on Tuesday, the week before the meeting.

Past events (6)

Meditation And Dharma Discussion: What is liberation?

All Souls Unitarian Church

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