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Sangha Leadership

If you are a teacher, sangha leader or part of a stewardship team of an Insight meditation/Vipassana sangha of any size anywhere, this is your page.

The Buddhist Insight Network helps local sanghas in your endeavor to share the dhamma, build community, and develop in a way that is supportive to your group members and consistent with the dharma.

As a small all-volunteer organization, we rely on your participation to make this resource meaningful.


You are invited to join in an ongoing discussion with many other sangha leaders and teachers with common concerns. We have an Intersangha Google email group that you are welcome to join by contacting us here.


Monthly Intersangha Teas
Join the Intersangha to receive invitations to these freewheeling discussions on Zoom. Insight teachers, sangha leaders, and retreat managers together create a rich informative conversation rooted in whatever is important to them right now. These meetings are recorded for those members of the Intersangha who are not able to attend. 


If you would like more help with any aspect of sangha management, consider contacting the past board president of BIN, Kim Allen, to consult. 

Here is Kim's advice regarding transitioning when elder teachers retire.

BIN Leadership

Since you are a leader, perhaps you would like to bring and implement your bright ideas for what would be most beneficial for the leadership community. We welcome your involvement. Please drop us a line, we look forward to hearing from you. 

The views expressed during Intersangha discussions, forums, and presentations are solely those of the individuals offering them and do not necessarily represent those of the Buddhist Insight Network. B.I.N. is not responsible and does not verify the accuracy of the information shared.


We teach the dhamma out of compassion. - MN 103

Intersangha Presentations

Navigating the Artificial Intelligence Explosion with Buddhist Wisdom
A special presentation for BIN by Randima (Randy) Fernando

Attended by hundreds of Insight leaders and sangha members, this important offering is now available on YouTube.

Intersangha Forums
Members and/or outside specialists share their expertise with Insight teachers, sangha leaders, and retreat managers on specific topics of intest.

To participate in forums, join the Intersangha email group 
by contacting us here

How to Host Hybrid Meetings
This recording from August 2022 shares useful technical information on how to run a meeting in person and online simultaneously.

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Listen to an interview with Jack Kornfield on shared concerns of sangha leaders and Insight teachers.

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