Open Community Practice and Dharma Discussion
with Michael Grady
Wednesday, January 5, 2022; 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).
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.
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