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Pragmatic Dharma

Mastering the States and Stages of Meditation

What is Pragmatic Dharma?

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

Meet the Teacher

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

Next Circle Opens: December 4th

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.


Pragmatic Dharma (FULL)

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


Pragmatic Dharma (OPEN)

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


Pragmatic Dharma (OPEN)

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

Deepen your Practice!