Mindfulness of the Body - March 2022

Course, via Zoom

Mindfulness of the First Foundation: The Body

with Michael Grady

4 Tuesdays: March 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5; 7-8:15pm ET

The Buddha’s teaching on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness provide a brilliant and revolutionary framework for freeing our hearts and minds from suffering.

In this 4 week class, we will focus on various contemplations of the body that the Buddha offered in the Satipatthana Sutta.

Whether its mindfulness of the breath, the 4 postures, or the changing nature of the body, learning to shine the light of awareness on the body can strengthen our capacity to be more present and provide a pathway to living our unfolding lives with deepening wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others.


Open to all meditators and offered on Zoom.

This course is part of IWM's Core Buddhist Teachings.

Suggested donation: $32-80 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration)*

Michael Grady began practicing Insight Meditation with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in 1974 when they first returned from Asia. He has also been a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen who taught the practice of Silent Illumination - a practice which emphasizes relaxing the body and mind while practicing awareness without expectations or an agenda. Michael is a Core teacher at IMS in Barre, MA and was a Guiding Teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for more than 20 years. Michael moved to Western Mass several years ago and is currently on the Teacher Council of IWM. Having taught extensively in both intensive retreats and in an urban dharma center, Michael encourages an attitude towards practice which is wholistic - that all of life is viewed as an opportunity for awakening to freedom.


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

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