Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk, via Zoom
with Brent Beresford
Wednesday, June 21, 2023; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
This offering is Zoom only.
Practice together with other sangha members in a relaxed atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
Brent Beresford’s greatest teachers are their children, showing them how unreasonable their expectations are and encouraging the practice of relationship and community. Brent's work has been in engaging the power of relationships, accompanying individuals and groups since 2002. They have endeavored to transmit the teachings of the Dhamma in various forms since 2015 through mindfulness-based approaches and the practice of insight dialogue. Brent aspires to lean into the darker places, finding “how the dark too blooms and sings.” A person of mixed racial heritage, they also identify as gender non-conforming.
*If you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. Dana, which is the ancient Pali word for “generosity”, is a fundamental aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Our teachers have historically received 60% of the dana given for dharma talks, and while this is still true, since the pandemic, we do make sure teachers receive a minimum guaranteed amount. Insight Western Mass operates entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Those who donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all. Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate.
You can give online, in-person, 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