Welcome to our Sangha
Sangha is a word in Pali and Sanskrit that can be translated as community or association. Insight Meditation (also known as Vipassana) is the practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained attention to the present moment we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind-body process. Having this awareness we gain insight, compassion and happiness.
“…when you are in the present moment you are free. Free from the past, free from the future. Free from expectations, free from judgments. ...Free to awaken, to open, to tap into the happiness that is within you always – the happiness that is your true nature. Free to be just as you are. Free to just be.”
Our primary activity is silent meditation, held each Tuesday evening at the First Congregational Church, 216 East Gurley, Prescott, Arizona. Our meditation hall is located downstairs – please enter through the lower door on the Alarcon St. (east) side of the building.
All are welcome, of any race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, culture, or ethnicity.
For brief meditation instructions, please visit here.
For a more detailed introduction to insight meditation, please visit here.
For the latest articles from our Sangha and links to articles by other teachers please visit The Insight Blog on this site.
A letter from Carol Cook on dana and finances:
A number of you have inquired about how we spend monetary contributions to our annual Generosity Retreat. I hope this letter will clarify how we handle funds raised for this year’s event.
To read the letter, and a statement of expenditures for 2018, please follow this link:
Tuesday Evening Schedule
- 6:30 to 6:50 p.m. — Introduction to our practice and instruction
- 6:50 to 7:00 p.m. — Break
- 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. — Formal sit (meditation)
- 7:40 to 7:45 p.m. — Break
- 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. — Talk followed by discussion
You may participate in one or all segments. During the formal sit we request that you do not enter or leave once the bowl has been rung. Chairs and cushions are available.
We ask that you please not wear scented products, even if the fragrance is sold as natural or therapeutic. An increasing number of people are affected by the proliferation of fragrances, especially in body care and laundry products.
Thank you for taking this seriously.