Open Community Practice and Solstice Dharma Talk
Wednesday, December 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).
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey's teaching aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to
realize the deepest human freedom. He is a student of Michele McDonald
and his approach is rooted in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.
As a teacher of Vipassana (insight) meditation within the broader
context of Theravadan Buddhism, his teaching encourages an exploration
of the relationship between ethics, insight, and action. Perpetually
intrigued by the dynamics between inner and outer change, Jesse is a
writer of numerous essays and author of Insurgent Heart: A Vipassana Manual for the Guerrilla Yogi.
He is a spoon carver who loves to teach people about how to work with
their hands and explore the relationship between labor, ownership, and
kamma. He is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and teaches
around the world.
Jesse was a co-founder of The Stone House, a center for spiritual life and social justice in Mebane, NC, was a long-time board member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and faculty member of the Center for Whole Communities.
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