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Inquiry Circle and The Work of Byron Katie


“A mind unquestioned is the world of suffering.”

Byron Katie

The Work of Byron Katie is a process that clears the mind. It is one of the most powerful methods ever devised to end human suffering. It is simple, radical and life changing, and it can lead to a life of freedom and joy that most of us can’t even imagine yet. Everyone can do The Work. It requires no religious, no spiritual or intellectual preparation, no belief and no psychological acuteness – just a desire to re-know the simple truth about yourself. The Work consists of putting any stressful thought that you have against the following 4 questions and turnaround:

  1. Is it true?
  2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
  3. How do you react when you think that thought?
  4. Who would you be without the thought?

Turn the thought around.

Inquiry Circle is an excellent way to experience the power of The Work in a group setting. Inquiry Circle is done on stressful universal beliefs. At OneCircle Center, the Inquiry Circle is done in a “round-robin” format so that each person has a chance to be both the facilitator and the client. As two people are working, the other members of the Circle “witness” and work internally on the same belief.

Examples of common underlying beliefs:

  • There is something wrong with me.
  • Something terrible is going to happen.
  • I need to make a decision.
  • My life should have a purpose.
  • Life is unfair.
  • People should be more loving.
  • My past determines my future.
  • Life is dangerous.
  • I’ll never get what I really want….ETC.

Inquiry Circles at OneCircle are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 3 to 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and practice The Work in a supportive, loving atmosphere with experienced facilitators. No experience is needed, but some familiarity with the 4 questions and turnaround and with at least one of Byron Katie’s books (Loving What Is and I Need Your Love – Is That True?) is recommended. Please send an RSVP by phone or email if you plan to attend or have questions. No on-going commitment is required. There is no fee charged.

If you would like to receive regular reminders of dates and times of Inquiry Circles held in the DC area as well as occasional other timely information about The Work, email or phone OneCircle and ask to be put on the Inquiry Circle email list.

For information about other on-going Inquiry Circles in the DC area, or to form a one-time or on-going Circle in your home or meeting place, please contact Tania at OneCircle Center.

Longer workshops on The Work and one-to-one facilitation are also available.

For more information about The Work and its originator, Byron Katie, visit www.thework.com.

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