One of the Best Supports for Ongoing Practice Is a Group
A group is like a magnet.
Once I join a group I feel a doubly strong pull to do my work.
I have the pull from The Work itself—my own motivation to find peace. But I also have an additional pull from the group itself. I want to move with the group. And I want to learn from what others are working too.
Because I’m motivated to keep coming back to the group, I end up doing my work consistently over time. And for me, consistency is what makes The Work come alive. Not only does the practice deepen over time but with ongoing practice I have time to question many, many facets of my thinking.
It’s never overwhelming this way. I put less pressure on myself as I work. I just keep showing up, and my work keeps getting done. Occasionally I look back and notice that issues that used to be big for me no longer bother me. That’s the power of steady practice for me.
Welcome to the Most Valuable Page on this Website
If you really want to do The Work, this is where you can do it day after day, month after month, year after year. Welcome to our ongoing practice group called Inquiry Circle.
Inside the Inquiry Circle forum, you will be a part of a small group of three to four people each month. Everyone in your small group will read the written work of the others in your group, and will leave a comment for each person each day. Once a month, the small groups are rotated so you get to work with new people.
You will also be paired with a new partner outside of your small group for spoken work each week. Most people meet by phone or Skype for one hour per week for spoken work.
The prerequisite for joining Inquiry Circle is completion of The Work 101 online course that I offer, no matter how much experience you have.
The Work 101 is the starting point for everyone joining Inquiry Circle. We all start on the same page. And more importantly, we all begin to build a daily practice together. The Work 101 is a structured training that allows you to gain momentum in making The Work a daily practice.
The Work 101 course takes place in the Inquiry Circle forum itself.
Scholarships are available for those who want to participate but are unable due to financial reasons. Please contact me if you would like to apply for a scholarship.
Here’s How it Works
The cost is $50/month. Billing is on the first of every month, set up with automatic credit card payment. You can always skip a month if you are traveling or busy. And you can discontinue at any time, and return after several months or longer.
You can choose from several tracks within Inquiry Circle. First, you can choose between doing The Work in written form 3-5 times per week, or just 1-2 times per week. Or you can choose to do no written work and do spoken work only. And you can change these preferences each month.
In addition, each week, you can choose how many spoken partner sessions you would like that week (from 0 to 7). This allows you to adjust your practice to your changing needs and desires each week.
The doors open for new participants once a month.
This Is Where I Do my Work
I have been doing my work here in Inquiry Circle since 2012. It has been a constant support for me to keep showing up day after day to do my work. As a participant, you are also welcome to read what I am working on, and you can ask for support from the group (including me) at any time.
This is not only a great place to practice The Work, but a place to deepen it as well.
All members participate in a “confidentiality handshake” and agree not to share anything that they learn about the other person outside of Inquiry Circle. Everyone who participates is here to do their own work. I think you will find it to be a very supportive place to do inquiry.
It’s Not a Fit for me Guarantee
If you’re interested in doing The Work on an ongoing basis, I encourage you to give Inquiry Circle a try. If it’s not a fit for you, you can discontinue at any time. And if you are dissatisfied in any way, just ask me for your money back and I’ll be happy to give it to you. I want you to feel free to try it out with no risk at all.