Mindfulness - Beginners Class - Oct 26, 2021
Course, via Zoom
Mindfulness: Gateway to Discernment and Inner Freedom Beginners Class
with Michael Grady
4 Tuesdays: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16; 7-8:15pm ET
This course will be held virtually, via Zoom.
We will take up the practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: the body; feelings; mental states; and laws of experience.
The emphasis will be on seeing for ourselves how the power of mindfulness can free us of conditioned habits of mind that often undermine our clarity and inner freedom. Designed for new students and for all meditators who are interested in cultivating a fresh examination of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
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)*
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.
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242.
*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.