Inquiry Circle – Ongoing Practice Group – Next Registration Deadline: Apr 27
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 have the option to be paired with a new partner outside of your small group for spoken work each week. Most people meet by phone or Zoome for one hour per week for spoken work.
There Are Three Tracks in Inquiry Circle
Depending on how frequently you like to do The Work, you can choose from these options:
1. Doing The Work 3-5 times per week in written form + optional weekly partner pairing for spoken work.
2. Doing The Work 1-2 times per week in written form + optional weekly partner pairing for spoken work.
3. Doing The Work in spoken form only.
You must meet the minimum of doing The Work three times/week for track 1, doing The Work a minimum of one time/week for track 2, and meet the minimum of at least one partner pairing per month for the spoken work only track. I check this each week and may move you to a different track if your current track is not a good fit for you. this keeps the small groups active.
In addition, you will be reading and commenting on the work of the other 2-3 people in your small group after each time you post your work.
You can choose how many spoken work partners you want each week (between 0 and 5), and you will be automatically paired with different people. You can also get automatic reminders (between 0 and 5 per week) to come to the forum to do your work. The best part of the forum is that it’s open 24/7. So you can do your work anytime day or night.
How to Take Breaks from Inquiry Circle
Inquiry Circle is a flexible format that can be adjusted as your schedule changes. Each month you have the option to skip the next month without being charged for that month. You can skip as many months in a row as you like. Once a month, you’ll get an email with an invitation to reactivate your account, skip another month, or discontinue completely.
Also, each week you have a chance to look ahead to the upcoming week. I send an email every Thursday checking in. If you are going to be away, or will be too busy to participate the next week, I will move you to the “Temporarily Away or Working Privately” area. And the next week I’ll check back with you again to see if you’re ready to move back to an active group.
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 or more if you are traveling or busy. And you can discontinue at any time.
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.