Course, via Zoom
Meditative Investigation: A Class for Experienced Meditators
with Michael Grady
4 Mondays: September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4; 7-8:30pm ET
This course will be held virtually, via Zoom.
Suggested donation: $32-80 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration)*
path of awakening, the Buddha discouraged relying on second-hand knowledge and
instead offered a teaching which values an open-hearted and direct inquiry,
free of deeply held preconceptions and conditioned thinking. This spirit of
inquiry infuses all aspects of Insight practice.
it's our relationship to pleasure and pain or our concept of self, meditative
investigation challenges us to examine and discover for ourselves the nature of
suffering and whether there is a reliable path to inner freedom. In this class,
we will explore and discuss ways to strengthen our capacity for clarity and
compassion through the investigative process.
Open to all
meditators with at least one year of mindfulness practice.
Michael Grady began practicing Insight Meditation with
Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in 1974 when they first returned
from Asia. He has also been a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen
who taught the practice of Silent Illumination - a practice which
emphasizes relaxing the body and mind while practicing awareness without
expectations or an agenda. Michael is a Core teacher at IMS in Barre,
MA and was a Guiding Teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
for more than 20 years. Having taught extensively in both intensive
retreats and in an urban dharma center, Michael encourages an attitude
towards practice which is wholistic - that all of life is viewed as an
opportunity for awakening to freedom.
*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and give later donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our events regardless of ability to donate.
You can give online or send checks to InsightPV, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027.