Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
"Training the Heart, Shaping Your Life"
with Oren Jay Sofer
Wednesday, January 12, 2022; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
The human heart and mind are like incredibly
fertile soil: whatever seeds we plant will grow. Every day, we’re sowing seeds.
The question is, what are we cultivating? This evening’s session will explore
how we can use contemplative practice to shape our life and develop the
resources to meet the challenges of a changing world. The evening will include
a guided meditation, a short Dharma talk, and time for questions and
discussion. All are welcome, no experience necessary.
This talk will be recorded (audio only) and posted to DharmaSeed at the following link:Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
Oren Jay Sofer teaches meditation and communication
retreats and workshops nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers
Council, he is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren also
holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is the
founder of Next Step Dharma (https://www.nextstepdharma.org/) and co-founder of Mindful Healthcare. He is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication (http://www.orenjaysofer.com/book), and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents (http://www.orenjaysofer.com/mindfulness). Learn more at https://www.orenjaysofer.com/.
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 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