Inquiry Circle – Ongoing Practice Group
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. 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 Our Group
If you really want to do The Work, this ongoing practice group called “Inquiry Circle,” is where you can do it day after day, month after month, year after year.
Inside the Inquiry Circle forum, you will be a part of a group of people that are doing The Work together in written form and spoken form. It is open 24/7 for you to do your work and read what others are doing.
It’s also a place where you can ask a question about The Work any time of day or night. This is where I do my work, and I read and comment on the work that others are doing.
Inquiry Circle Is Very Simple
Here are the sub-forums of Inquiry Circle:
1. The Work Forum – where we all do The Work using templates provided.
2. Questions About The Work – where you can ask your questions and deepen your understanding
3. The Lounge – where all announcements, partner pairings, and other sharing is posted
4. Private Areas – in case you want to do The Work privately (alone or with another person)
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. You will find the same support for going deeply in your work in The Work 101. In fact, you will find more support because it is a structured class.
Once you complete The Work 101, then you can start a trial month in Inquiry Circle to see if you like it. During your trial month, you’ll work with a personal trainer who has been in Inquiry Circle for a while. Your trainer will help you get oriented, find a routine that works for you, and he or she will also be reading your work regularly as you post it.
The first month is a trial month. You are required to hire a personal trainer for the first month to help you get started with Inquiry Circle. The cost of a personal trainer is $100 CAD (approx. $75 USD, €69 EUR, $110 AUD)paid directly to them. There is no additional cost for Inquiry Circle during the trial month. If you find that Inquiry Circle is a fit for you, then you can continue by getting an annual membership.
Dues are paid annually with a recurring credit card subscription: CAD $380/year (approx. $287 USD, €260 EUR, $419 AUD)
Scholarships and payment plans 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.
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 me or others in Inquiry Circle at any time.
This is not only a great place to practice The Work, but to be in a community of others who are practicing The Work as well.
The Inquiry Circle Annual Retreat
This year we had the First Annual Inquiry Circle Retreat in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, in the French Alps.
It was an amazing retreat!
I will continue to offer this retreat for Inquiry Circle members only each year. Because we had been working together every day in Inquiry Circle, we all knew each other, even though many of us had never met in person. When we did meet, we completely fell in love with each other.
This retreat has deepened our ongoing online experience so much. I can’t say enough how special this retreat was for all of us.
You can join us for the Inquiry Circle Annual Retreat next year as long as you are an active member of Inquiry Circle.
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.
You may request that your posts be deleted at any time.
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. Free to try it out with no risk at all.
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If you have not yet taken The Work 101, please take that course first.