By forming small dharma groups, we establish an excellent atmosphere for listening to, reflecting on, and practicing the dharma and this has great benefits. One advantage is that you can take any doubts you might have to the group and resolve them that way. It is possible to share your thoughts with fellow dharma students and to encourage one another. This provides a kind of energy for practice that is perhaps greater than when one tries to embark on the practice alone. It also creates a situation where everybody has an opportunity to learn about the proper path of Buddhist practice and to enter onto the path of liberation.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 2 - Part 18" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada