Social Events

From the wisdom within the community – this is a social opportunity for Insight Meditation members to offer their skills, wisdom, and interests.

Insight Meditation Ann Arbor organizes social events on Friday evenings where sangha members can share their interests and foster friendship and social opportunity in the community. These are not dharma teaching events, nor are they a promotion of someone’s business or of another organization. Our best events have been people sharing their talents, creative projects, or books and ideas that they have been inspired by.

Sangha members are cordially invited to propose an evening. We prefer to share these opportunities, so each member is asked to propose something not more than once a year.

Please take into account that this is volunteer only. Any donations given at the evening will be to support Insight Meditation Ann Arbor. An opportunity to leave a donation will be offered at each event.

Potluck supper June 15

It’s always good to have a chance to hang out and get to know our fellow sangha members.

Please bring a dish to share for an informal potluck dinner. Family members and friends are welcome.


DATE: Friday, June 15

TIME: 6:00-8:00pm

2018/05 – May Off-Leash Writing Workshop

Tanya Shaffer
Off-Leash Writing is a vital, no-holds barred, transformative practice, in which we put pen to paper and cut loose, burning through to first thoughts, outstripping our inner critics with the sheer velocity of our words. During this two-hour session, Tanya will give prompts, and we’ll write in 10-15 minute bursts, without editing or correction, pen never leaving the page. Afterwards, we’ll read our writing aloud, without critique or commentary. The power in this practice is not only in the writing, but also in the listening: to the prompt (which is usually a poem), to the inner stream of your own words, to the words of others, and to your own words again as you read them aloud.

Tanya is a playwright and author with 20 years of productions and publications behind me. She is currently completing a teacher training for this particular writing practice, and is thrilled to share it with the IMA2 community. You can learn more about her and her writing at

Please bring pen and paper and be ready to use them!

DATE: Friday, May 11
TIME: 7-9 PM
PRESENTER: Tanya Shaffer
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

This workshop is limited to 8 people and is full. If you are interested in a possible future offering, send Tanya Shaffer an Email directly indicating your interest.