Kalyana Mitta (spiritual friends) Groups bring together members of the dharma community to study and share practice experiences in a friendly, supportive environment. They are formed to provide peer support as you deepen your practice and understanding of the Dharma. Groups are generally comprised of six to twelve members to afford an intimacy not always available in larger sitting groups. They may have a variety of different "flavors," which could include a focus on a particular interest or study, sharing observations and challenges about meditative practice, or assigned readings that can be used to bring focus to discussions. Between-meeting practices support conscious action and awakening.