Dharma Talk with Harrison Blum - Nov 10

"Dropping the Story, Entering the Sacred"

with Harrison Blum

Wednesday, November 10, 2021; 7:00-8:30pm

Suggested donation: $7-25**

This talk will put Sengcan’s 7th century Chan poem Trust in Mind in conversation with Charles Eisenstein’s book Climate: A New Story. We’ll hear, reflect, and talk with each other about ways the internal practice of dropping our self-story can in turn expand our narratives of and resiliency toward the climate crisis.

Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).

Harrison Blum began meditating in 1999 and has primarily practiced in the Insight Meditation tradition. He has worked as a chaplain in oncology, medical intensive care, psychiatric inpatient, and college settings, and in October 2018 became director of religious and spiritual life at Amherst College. Harrison has master’s degrees in divinity and education, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s 4th Community Dharma Leader program. He also loves to dance, and is the editor of Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism.

For more about Harrison and his work please visit

**If 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.

You can give online or send checks to InsightPV, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.

Zoom Link
Password: 242. 

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

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