Benefit with Joseph Goldstein - September 17, 2023

In-person/livestream at Edwards Church in Northampton

Dharma Practice in Daily Life and The Path of Liberation

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An afternoon of Question & Response with Joseph Goldstein

facilitated by Devin Berry

A benefit to support greater diversity in IWM's teaching pool and offerings.

Sunday, September 17, 2023; 2:00 - 4:00pm

followed by light refreshments and informal conversation (downstairs)

We are grateful that Joseph Goldstein is offering this benefit program in honor of our 25th year of sharing the Dharma. Joseph will share his wisdom in response to questions and comments from the sangha. (You will have the opportunity to submit your own question today, as part of the registration process.)

Suggested registration donation: $35-$100.* You'll have the chance below to register for $35, $60, or $100; we also have a benefactor level ($250).

Additional Gift: If you are able, we hope you'll consider a further gift toward our goal: to raise $25,000 to support diversifying our teaching pool, along with our offerings. After you register, you'll have a chance to make an additional donation of your choosing.

In-Person Location: Edwards Church; 297 Main St, Northampton, MA, 01060. Seating is in pews and chairs. After the program, we will provide a link to a recording for all registrants.

COVID Protocols: Masks required (N95, KN95, Kf94) upstairs at Edwards Church except for the teachers who will unmask if they test negative on Sept 17. If on Sept 17, you have COVID concerns (new symptoms or think you've been exposed), please stay home and join us online. IWM's COVID protocols vary based on teacher preferences.

COVID Protocols: Downstairs, at 4pm following the program, for those who are comfortable, there will be an opportunity to gather for light refreshments and informal conversation in a mask optional large room with an additional air purifier.

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

Devin Berry has been meditating for over 20 years. His practice is primarily informed by the classical teachings of early Buddhism and the Insight Meditation tradition. He has undertaken many periods of silent long-term retreat practice. Devin’s training includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training, the East Bay Meditation Center Commit to Dharma Program, Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program, and Insight Meditation Society’s four-year Residential Retreat Teachers Program. Devin also co-founded both the Teen Sangha and Men of Color Deep Refuge Group at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. He has recently relocated to Western Massachusetts and teaches nationally. Devin is passionate about the power of witnessing and storytelling as a liberation tool. He is deeply committed to the personal and collective liberation of marginalized communities knowing that through the integration of reflection and insight, clarity and wisdom give rise to wise action. Devin's website is

*Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate. If you would like to attend, and are unable to make the base donation, or would like to donate less than $35, please email us at [email protected].

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.


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Donate by check

Send checks to: Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street #242, Easthampton, MA 01027.

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