Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
Finding Our Light in Dark Times:
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" --Leonard Cohen
with Peggie Gillespie
Wednesday, December 8, 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).
Peggy Gillespie was the original Assistant Director
under Jon Kabat-Zinn, of the UMass Medical Center's Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction Program in Worcester. She is a Community Dharma Leader,
trained at Spirit Rock, and teaches meditation locally, including at
high schools and colleges. Peggy is the co-Buddhist Advisor at Mt.
Holyoke College (along with Adi Bemak).
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 Insight Western Mass, 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