About In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - A Community Gathering and Celebration

Tara Mulay and Community Members

Saturday, January 16; 10:00-11:30am

This weekend as our nation celebrates the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please join fellow sangha members to honor him and other civil rights activists who have worked to uproot forms of greed, hatred, and delusion in the United States.  If you would like, please bring a quote by MLK or another civil rights activist that is inspiring to you or supports your dharma practice.

No registration necessary. Any donation you might be moved to give is gratefully received, as IPV operates solely on the basis of generosity by its sangha members.


Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242.

Tara Mulay has practiced Insight Meditation since 2003. She has undertaken numerous intensive retreat practice periods in the United States and Myanmar. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leaders Program and is currently participating in Insight Meditation Society’s 2017-2021 teacher training program. In 2016, she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She remained a core teacher with the group until the spring of 2019, when she relocated to Western Massachusetts. Her root tradition stems from the teachings of Mahasi Sayadaw.

​She has gratefully drawn influence from many other teachers within and outside of the Mahasi lineage, including Howard Cohn, Kamala Masters, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Ayya Anandabodhi. Tara practiced criminal defense law in California for over 20 years, and her dharma offerings often reflect a focus on daily life practice, including in the realms of work and livelihood. Tara is of South Asian (Indian) descent. She felt initially drawn to dharma practice upon encountering the Buddha’s teachings rejecting social caste as a measure of worth and of capacity for awakening. She believes classical Buddhist practices, designed to cultivate compassion, non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion, are uniquely potent vehicles for empowering people in marginalized communities and effecting social change.​

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