What we're about

The Sandy Springs Insight Meditation Group is for people interested in learning about and practicing Insight (Vipassana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipassana)) Meditation. We are not a teacher-led group but instead a group of practitioners who meet for group meditations and discussion of our practice. Teachers who practice in the Insight or Vipassana tradition include Sharon Salzburg, Joseph Goldstein, Gil Fronsdal, and Jack Kornfield.

We held our first meeting on October 1st, 2009, and continue to meet on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation (http://nwuuc.org/) in Sandy Springs.

Please visit us on our website at www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org (http://www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org/) where you can learn more about our group. If you have any questions or comments, e-mail info@sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org .

Our group also maintains a discussion board on the online social network for the Insight Meditation Center (http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/) in Redwood City, Calif. Please feel free to join in by creating a profile on the site (http://insightmeditationcenter.ning.com/group/sandyspringsinsightmeditationgroup).

Upcoming events (5)

Sitting, dharma talk and discussion via Zoom

Online event

Greetings, all. We hope you can join us via Zoom for sitting and sangha. The sit starts at 7. At 7:30, we'll hear a talk and then open up the floor for discussion. To join the meeting, click this link below: https://zoom.us/j/5332665254 or call[masked] and enter[masked]# Tips on using Zoom: https://www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org/zoom-tips Metta to you all. If you have questions, email [masked].

Sitting, dharma talk and discussion via Zoom

Online event

Greetings, all. We hope you can join us via Zoom for sitting and sangha. The sit starts at 7. At 7:30, we'll hear a talk and then open up the floor for discussion. To join the meeting, click this link below: https://zoom.us/j/5332665254 or call[masked] and enter[masked]# Tips on using Zoom: https://www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org/zoom-tips Metta to you all. If you have questions, email [masked].

Sitting, dharma talk and discussion via Zoom

Online event

Greetings, all. We hope you can join us via Zoom for sitting and sangha. The sit starts at 7. At 7:30, we'll hear a talk and then open up the floor for discussion. To join the meeting, click this link below: https://zoom.us/j/5332665254 or call[masked] and enter[masked]# Tips on using Zoom: https://www.sandyspringsinsightmeditation.org/zoom-tips Metta to you all. If you have questions, email [masked].

Group Meditation & Discussion

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation

We meet on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 p.m. Our meetings generally last 1.5 hours. Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1025 Mt. Vernon Highway, NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327. Our Meetings are held in the Chalice House - the building to the left of the main church building. (See below for more detailed info on driving directions.) Our weekly meetings include a group sitting meditation starting at 7 p.m. (it's fine to come on in if you're a bit late). Following our meditation we will listen to a recorded dharma talk and have a discussion. All are welcome to our meetings. Our group is comprised of members with varying degrees of experience. More experienced meditators are available to provide instructions and we also have handouts available. For those who would like to sit on the floor, we have cushions, mats and benches on hand. We do not charge admission. In the spirit of dana (the Buddhist concept of generosity) a basket is placed on a table and members may donate to defray the cost of space rental for our meetings. Donations are welcome, but never expected. What is Insight Meditation? Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives. The Buddha first taught insight meditation over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. DIRECTIONS: If you're using a GPS, it's important to use "1025 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW Sandy Springs, GA 30327." If you use NE on accident, you'll end up getting lost. Coming from the west on I-285 Use Exit 22, Northside Drive. From the off ramp, turn right onto Northside drive and go up the hill. Turn left onto Mt. Vernon Highway where it T’s in from the left, then go about half a mile and you will see the church sign on the left. Coming from the east on I-285 Use Exit 22, Northside Drive. Stay on the ramp and go to the second light. Turn left onto Northside Drive, cross I-285, and go up the hill. Turn left onto Mt. Vernon Highway where it T’s in from the left, then go about half a mile and you will see the church sign on the left. Coming from Roswell Road Take Mt. Vernon Highway west, southwest, past the Waffle House, the water tower and the cemetery. After you have crossed over 285 and gone through two lights look for our sign on the right.

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Sitting, dharma talk and discussion via Zoom

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