The Buddha‘s unconventional ideas about happiness
Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk, via Zoom
with Rebecca Bradshaw
Wednesday, December 14, 2022; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
This offering is Zoom only.
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
Description: In the middle of the consumerist frenzy of the holiday season, let’s explore the kinds of happiness the Buddha pointed towards, including simplicity and the joy of presence (rather than presents).
Rebecca Bradshaw, one of the Guiding Teachers of the Insight Meditation Society, has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar and teaching since 1993. She completed her dharma teacher training at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where she is part of the three month retreat teacher team, leads retreats for young adults, and serves as a member of the diversity committee. Rebecca teaches a body centered approach to meditation, supplemented with large doses of loving kindness. She has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). For more information, please see her webpage at www.rebeccabradshaw.org.
* If you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. Dana, which is the ancient Pali word for “generosity”, is a fundamental aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Our teachers have historically received 60% of the dana given for dharma talks, and while this is still true, since the pandemic, we do make sure teachers receive a minimum guaranteed amount. Insight Western Mass operates entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Those who donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all. Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate.
You can give online, in-person 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
Or cut and paste this URL into your browser: https://zoom.us/j/9431561684?pwd=YVQ1N1VzNWE3dGR4RERSZ1l3Zks0Zz09