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Prescott Insight Meditation started in 1993 with a small group of people who came together once a week to sit in meditation. We slowly evolved into an active Sangha — a community of people who not only sit in meditation together, but are dedicated to living in the present moment and to cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves and all beings. And with all that, we also know increased joy.
Our Sangha is rooted in the Theravada school of Buddhism, believed to be the oldest of three main traditions. The other two are known commonly as Zen and Tibetan.
It’s important to note that not everyone in this Sangha is a Buddhist. We don’t know how many Sangha members call themselves “Buddhists,” because it’s not important! And even those who do may identify more strongly with one of the other traditions. But most of us are in some way following the path that the Buddha is said to have taught — the path that leads to liberation from unnecessary suffering for ourselves and all beings.
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.
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 or clothes, even if it is sold as natural or therapeutic. An increasing number of people are affected by the ever-expanding use of natural and chemical fragrances in our environment.
Thank you for taking this seriously.