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 is 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 in written form using templates provided.
2. The Lounge - where all announcements, spoken-work partner pairings, and other sharing is posted
3. Questions About The Work - where you can ask your questions and deepen your understanding about anything related to The Work
4. Private Areas - in case you want to do The Work privately (alone or with another person or small private group)
5. Library - where support articles and videos as well as other resources for doing The Work can be found
The prerequisite for joining Inquiry Circle is completion of The Work 101 online course that I offer—no matter how much experience you have doing The Work. The Work 101 is the starting point for everyone joining Inquiry Circle.
If you haven't taken The Work 101 yet, you will find the same support for going deeply into your work in The Work 101 as we have in Inquiry Circle. In fact, you will find more support in The Work 101 because it is a structured class. Once you have completed The Work 101, then you are welcome to join our ongoing practice group, Inquiry Circle.
Once you complete The Work 101, then you can start a free, 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. And you'll be reading their work as well.
The first month is a trial month. There is no cost for Inquiry Circle during your trial month. Your personal trainer is a volunteer and will be supporting you without charge. If you find that Inquiry Circle is a fit for you, then you can continue after one month by getting an annual membership.
Dues are paid annually with a recurring credit card subscription: CAD $380/year (approx. $280 USD, €249 EUR, $403 AUD). Each year, around the time of your renewal date, you will get a chance to review your experience in Inquiry Circle and renew, or discontinue. You can always return to Inquiry Circle later if you decide to take a break.
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 people who are practicing The Work of Byron Katie on a regular basis.
The Inquiry Circle Annual Retreat
In 2019, 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. In 2020, the retreat will be held in Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.
Because we work together every day in Inquiry Circle, we all knew each other, even though many of us have never met in person. When we do meet, we feel very much at home with each other and continue to support each other do The Work in person.
This retreat has also deepened our online experience after the retreat. I can't say enough how special this retreat has been 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. Fell free to try it out with no risk.
Sign up Here
If you have not yet taken The Work 101, please take that course first. If you have completed The Work 101, you can sign up for the trial month below.