About Down to Earth Dharma


Down to Earth Dharma: Buddhism From a Feminine Paradigm

Rebecca Bradshaw

5 Tuesdays, January 12 - February 9; 6:45-8:15pm

Suggested donation: $40-100 registration + teacher donation

People of all gender identities are warmly invited to participate in this class where we will approach the teachings of the Buddha through our experience of what is known as the feminine archetype: by way of immanence, embodiment, the felt, the intuitive, and the sacred. Rather than striving in our spiritual practice to transcend this world, we will honor and explore our deep embeddedness in life on this earth. 

Through sense embodiment and deep interest in life as it unfolds, the contractions that bind us will have space to dissolve. This will grant our hearts and minds the freedom to come into intimate connection with ourselves, other people, animals, plants, and all life. From this abiding presence, we can then respond to life’s challenges with greater understanding and compassion.    

Rebecca Bradshaw is a Guiding Teacher Emeritus of Insight PV, and one of the Guiding Teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma) and teaching since 1993. She completed her dharma teacher training at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where she is part of the three month retreat teacher team and leads retreats for young adults. She also teaches at other locations in the United States and abroad, including a Spanish language retreat. Rebecca has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and works as a psychotherapist with meditators interested in supplementing their meditation practice with psychotherapeutic work. Her teaching explores the convergence of love and wisdom. For more information about Rebecca and her teaching schedule, you can visit her website at  

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