News and Events

We Are Moving

Beginning Tuesday April 17, 2018 we will be meeting at our new location at 2332 Sandpoint Road in Fort Wayne.  We thank Plymouth Church for many years of hospitality, but as of 4/17/2018 all Insight Meditation Fort Wayne meetings will be held at our new Sangha House.  Click here for a map to the new location.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Save the Date!  

The dedication ceremony for our new location at 2332 Sandpoint Road will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2018.  All are welcome to celebrate and share this exciting day for our sangha, as we officially open our doors to anyone who wishes to practice and study the teachings of the Buddha.  The ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm and will be followed by an open house at 2:30.  You are invited to attend either or both events.  Please join us for this momentous occasion!

Beginners

Our Spring Beginning Meditation class will be held on Monday evenings from April 30 until May 21, from 6:30 to 8:00 at our new Sangha House.  The teachers will be Drew Consalvo and Christina Schimmel.  There is no charge for the class, but you will be given the opportunity to make a good will offering.

Please register ahead of time by sending an e-mail to Drew Consalvo. (drewconsalvo@gmail.com)

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A five week Introduction to Meditation class is offered two to three times a year.  Please contact Tammy Dyer for more details.

Learning to meditate is about changing the way we relate to what is actually occurring.  Meditation is not about adopting new concepts or dogmas.  It is not a scholarly pursuit nor is it tied to any specific or exclusive belief system.  Insight Meditation practice is useful regardless of your religious or spiritual orientation and can support your existing spiritual path, no matter what it is.  All are welcome.

Many people find that a regular sitting group can support their practice by providing a community in which to share their experience.  Both beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome at our regular meditation meetings on Tuesday evenings.

Retreat

Save the dates!  Our Fall Retreat this year will be taught by Carol Blotter of the Chelsea Meditation Group on October 13 and 14, 2018.  This will be a non-residential retreat, held at our Sangha House, 2332 Sandpoint Road, Fort Wayne.  More details will follow as they become available.

Book Study

The book study group is reading The Authentic Life:  Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear by Ezra Bayda.  The first meeting will be held on October 7, 2017, and thereafter the group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Plymouth Church, immediately after the weekly meditation session.  If you'd like to join in, contact us so we can add you to the mailing list.

Kalyana Mitta Groups (KM)

There is much emphasis on “spiritual friendships” within Buddhist community life.  Since early Buddhist history, cultivation of “good friends” has been encouraged to support the dharma practice.  There is no teaching that takes place in these groups.  They begin with a meditation period and time for sharing how one’s meditation practice is showing up both on the cushion and in every day life.  KM groups enrich the practice in ways sitting alone or only on Tuesday evenings in Sangha can’t.  Sometimes there is a book that is used as a stimulating discussion about  how the reading/topic applies to our lives.  It is an opportunity to create connections and practice speaking in truth and listening in kindness. 

For more information or to join a Kalyana Mitta group please contact us.

Social time after Tuesday evening Sangha

Join us for Tea-time after the Sangha meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.  Bring a mug and a tea bag and come get to know your fellow meditators.  Tea-time is 7:30 - 8:30, 2nd Tuesday every month.

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For information on any of these events contact Tammy Dyer at (260) 672-8023 or use the Contact Us page on this website.   Events are also usually posted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InsightFortWayne.