Letting Go Into This Moment's Truth
with Tara Mulay
Wednesday, July 28, 2021; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
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.
you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. We operate
entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Your donation will help us
meet the minimum payment for the teacher and provide some support to the
ongoing operations of the sangha as well. Everyone is welcome at all of
our events, regardless of ability to donate. Therefore, those who
donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all.
A note about dana for Wednesday night Dharma talks: Our
teachers receive 60% of the dana given for Wednesday night Dharma
talks, as they traditionally have. That said, since the pandemic, dana
given for Dharma talks has decreased. As a result, IPV now provides
teachers with a minimum guaranteed amount. If you wish to give
additional dana solely to the teacher for this Dharma talk, there will
be an opportunity later in the process below.
can give online or send checks to InsightPV, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite
242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242