"FREEDOM THROUGH THOUGHT"
Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
with Jean Esther
Wednesday, October 20, 2021; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
More often than we realize, we are unaware of what drives our thoughts which then determine our views, speech and action. Last month Jean discussed how the Buddha directed specific investigation of this cause and effect pattern. On Wednesday, after a brief review, we will discuss together how these teachings can apply to our own lives in service of inner peace.
Please join Jean on Wednesday, for meditation, and a short Dharma talk followed by group discussion. All are welcome regardless of whether you attended last month’s talk on the subject.
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
Jean Esther, MSW began formal meditation training in 1975. She has been training in
the Theravadan Buddhist tradition since 1982 with senior Western
teachers as well as Burmese and Western Monastics. Since 2008, she has
undertaken extensive teacher training in both Vipassana practice and
non-dual awareness. Jean's dharma teaching is informed by over 36 years
of practice as a psychotherapist integrating spiritual inquiry and
somatic awareness with psychological understanding. For over 20 years,
she trained with renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, exploring the
awakening of consciousness through the body, psyche and the arts. The
wellspring and root of her work are the Buddha's teachings on love and
wisdom. Jean is a Guiding Teacher of True North Insight in Ontario,
Canada. A senior teacher at InsightPV, she also teaches at Insight
Meditation Society in Barre, MA, with IBME (Inward Bound Mindfulness
Education) and across the US and Canada. In addition, she has a private
psychotherapy practice in Northampton, MA.
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