New Year's Day Retreat - Jan 1, 2022

Half-day Retreat, via Zoom

New Year's Day Retreat

with Tara Mulay

Saturday, January 1, 2022; 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
This retreat will take place via Zoom.

Welcome the New Year with a half-day retreat. Together, we will begin the year aligned with our shared aspirations to cultivate mindfulness, to nourish our own hearts, and to care for our world. We will also practice lovingkindness and explore our aspirations for the new year through a guided reflection. Space will be provided for participants to share practice intentions for the new year.  We will finish the afternoon with optional tea and sharing online.

Suggested donation: $15-30 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration)*

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.

*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and give later donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our events regardless of ability to donate.

You can give online or send checks to Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027.


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

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