Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
"Liberating Wisdom: Conditionality and Karma"
with Tara Mulay
Wednesday, September 22, 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's practice and teachings stem from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw. She has
been authorized to teach by Insight Meditation Society in Barre,
Massachusetts and has gratefully drawn influence from many 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. She was a leader of Mission Dharma in San Francisco, and 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. She then served as Interim
Guiding Teacher of Insight Western Massachusetts from April 2020-April
2021. Tara 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, IWM 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