Pragmatic Dharma is a modern approach to the path of awakening. It pulls from the time-tested teachings and practices of the Buddhist tradition, but is simultaneously infused with a contemporary mindset that isn’t afraid to tinker with the traditional formulations. Pragmatic Dharma, at its core, is about asking the question: What works?
In this Pragmatic Dharma Circle you'll join a small community of practice dedicated to exploring the systems of theory & practice associated with the pragmatic approach. We'll focus on mastering the states and stages associated with deep & life-transforming practice.
Circles open again on December 4th, and are being facilitated by Vincent Horn.
"The social meditation sessions have answered a question I've long had about meditation: what about getting along with other people? Finding that I can meditate and embrace other people has been almost mindblowing."
- Francesca Barrientos, Program Participant
Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vince began teaching in 2010 and has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Vince is one of the co-founders of Meditate.io, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their son Zander.
"I've been fortunate enough to work with Vince one-on-one for the last few years. He has always encouraged me when I needed it and gently, and with good humor, prodded me when I got complacent. I keep working with him because he helps me make my own discoveries and find my own path."
- John Ruff, Student
Pragmatic Dharma Circles open for new participants on December 4th and will meet for an hour a week for 4 weeks.
If you know you'd like to stay in a weekly circle you're welcome to become a member of our Learning Circles.
Los Angeles, USA Mondays at 12:00 noon PST Denver, USA Mondays at 1:00 pm MST Nashville, USA Mondays at 2:00 pm CST New York, USA Mondays at 3:00 pm EST London, United Kingdom Mondays at 8:00 pm GMT Paris, France Mondays at 9:00 pm CET Sydney, Australia Tuesdays at 7:00 am AEDT
Los Angeles, USA Tuesdays at 5:00 pm PST Denver, USA Tuesdays at 6:00 pm MST Nashville, USA Tuesdays at 7:00 pm CST New York, USA Tuesdays at 8:00 pm EST Sydney, Australia Wednesdays at 12:00 noon AEDT
Los Angeles, USA Wednesdays at 9:00 am PST Denver, USA Wednesdays at 10:00 am MST Nashville, USA Wednesdays at 11:00 am CST New York, USA Wednesdays at 12:00 noon EST London, United Kingdom Wednesdays at 5:00 pm GMT Paris, France Wednesdays at 6:00 pm CET