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Welcome to Insight Meditation Scottsdale!

We practice in the Western Buddhist Vipassana tradition as taught by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. These teachers brought to the West the teachings of Theravada Masters from the Thai Forrest and Burmese traditions.

Our sitting group ("Sangha") meets from 7-8:30pm on Monday evenings in-person, in South Scottsdale. We also offer class series, daylong retreats and occasional longer, non-residential retreats taught by visiting senior teachers in the Western Vipassana tradition.

On Monday nights we offer a 40 minute sit, followed by a short dharma talk and facilitated dharma discussion led by founding teacher Genevieve Tregor. Please note that most attendees don't 'rsvp' here on Meetup (although it's great if you do!) but you can generally expect to practice meditation with between 15-25 other meditators on any Monday night. It is not necessary to have any experience with meditation to attend; some basic instruction is offered at the beginning of our 'sit'.

Genevieve ( has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2008 and has spent over a year and a half in intensive retreat, including multiple long practice periods of 6 to 9 weeks; she teaches classes and retreats in the Buddhist tradition as well as in secular mindfulness contexts, and also serves on the faculty for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's International Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

All are welcome. This group is supported entirely by 'Dana', or the practice of generosity; everyone is welcome to attend and offer whatever feels meaningful in their heart, according to their own circumstances. The opportunity to sit together and hear the dharma is considered priceless.

You can view the "Insight Meditation Scottsdale" webpage for details about the group, as well as meeting location, times and upcoming retreats here:

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