What we're about

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 meets from 7-8:30pm on Monday evenings in South Scottsdale. We also offer 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 Genevieve Tregor. Genevieve has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2008 and has spent over a year in intensive retreat, including multiple long practice periods of 6 to 9 weeks.

All are welcome. This group is supported entirely by 'Dana (http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/dana-in-the-western-insight-meditation-movement/)', 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: www.InsightScottsdale.org (http://www.insightscottsdale.org/)

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Upcoming events (5)

Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditation - THURSDAY ONLINE

ONLINE (Zoom) Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/500057596

Join the Insight Scottsdale community Thursday Evenings ONLINE for a Mindfulness and Loving Kindness meditation. Guidance mixed with periods of silence to support your practice at home. This is a 40-45min meeting with a short introduction and then practice with the community. Led by Genevieve. For more information: https://www.insightscottsdale.org/monday-night-online-group (this link includes info about both Monday & Thursday groups) Please note that the Thursday Night Meeting has a different Zoom link than the Monday Night Group! (you can use the link on this meetup) Join via video. Here is the link: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/500057596 (or call in: [masked]) ​The meeting ID for this event is:[masked] ​An opportunity to sit with others and receive some guidance to support your meditation practice at home! ​No prior meditation experience necessary. This is a drop-in, donation-based meeting. ​Suggested Donation: $5 -$10. No one turned away for lack of funds. All are welcome! ​

Walking Meditation @ Scottsdale Civic Center Park

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza

Walking Meditation at the Park: Friday Mornings in May following social distancing guidelines (see below) https://www.insightscottsdale.org/walking-fridays A Mindful Gathering for Walking Meditation Practice on Friday mornings in May! Enjoy the coolness of the mornings and some community Genevieve will offer instruction and answer questions about the practice from 6:30- 6:40am Walking Practice: ​6:40am - 7:10am ​at the Fountain near the Civic Center LIbrary at E. 1st St & 75th St. Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+75th+St+%26+E+1st+St,+Scottsdale,+AZ+85251/@33.4921929,-111.9207916,18z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x872b0bc70bcedd81:0xba6022fc72acecc9!2sN+75th+St+%26+E+1st+St,+Scottsdale,+AZ+85251!3b1!8m2!3d33.4921929!4d-111.9196813!3m4!1s0x872b0bc70bcedd81:0xba6022fc72acecc9!8m2!3d33.4921929!4d-111.9196813?hl=en ​ Please feel free to join in at any time & for any length of time! ​TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, WE WILL FOLLOW STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES: - ​Find a walking path that is at least 10 feet from others' paths - If you plan to socialize before or after practice, or receive feedback and instructions, please wear a mask/face covering & continue to maintain a 6 foot distance.

(Now ONLINE!) Monday Night Vipassana *Mindfulness* Meditation

Scottsdale Congregational UCC

DEAR FRIENDS. AS OF 3/16/20 THIS GROUP WILL TEMPORARILY MEET ONLINE USING ZOOM UNTIL THE COVID-19 SITUATION IS RESOLVED. PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR INSTRUCTIONS IN USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM & MEETING LINK: https://www.insightscottsdale.org/monday-night-online-group OR, THE USE DIRECT ZOOM LINK TO THE MEETING: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/223575354 Meeting ID:[masked] ----------------------------------------- We meet from 7:00- 8:30 pm every Monday night to practice meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Our meditation style is 'Vipassana' which is also known widely as Mindfulness Meditation. Typically, our Monday group numbers between 25-35 meditators, although many regulars do not use Meetup to RSVP. We have a 40 minute silent sit with a brief guidance in Mindfulness practice at the beginning and guided 'Metta' (Lovingkindness practice) at the end, followed by a dharma talk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma_talk) and facilitated discussion on the Buddha dharma and its relevance to our meditation and daily life practice. Our Monday night sit is freely offered and our group is supported entirely by donation or 'Dana', which is the Buddhist Pali term for generosity; the teachings of the Buddha have been supported for over 2500 years by the tradition of Dana.

Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditation - THURSDAY ONLINE

ONLINE (Zoom) Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/500057596

Join the Insight Scottsdale community Thursday Evenings ONLINE for a Mindfulness and Loving Kindness meditation. Guidance mixed with periods of silence to support your practice at home. This is a 40-45min meeting with a short introduction and then practice with the community. Led by Genevieve. For more information: https://www.insightscottsdale.org/monday-night-online-group (this link includes info about both Monday & Thursday groups) Please note that the Thursday Night Meeting has a different Zoom link than the Monday Night Group! (you can use the link on this meetup) Join via video. Here is the link: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/500057596 (or call in: [masked]) ​The meeting ID for this event is:[masked] ​An opportunity to sit with others and receive some guidance to support your meditation practice at home! ​No prior meditation experience necessary. This is a drop-in, donation-based meeting. ​Suggested Donation: $5 -$10. No one turned away for lack of funds. All are welcome! ​

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(Now ONLINE!) Monday Night Vipassana *Mindfulness* Meditation

Scottsdale Congregational UCC

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