RECORDING of Sept 17th benefit - Register/Contribute to receive a link to the recording
Dharma Practice in Daily Life and The Path of Liberation
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
We are grateful that Joseph Goldstein offered this benefit program in honor of our 25th year of sharing the Dharma. Joseph shared his wisdom in response to questions and comments from the sangha. (Those who registered in advance had a chance to submit questions.)
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).
Gift Opportunity of Any Amount: We're raising funds 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.
Link to the recording of the September 17th benefit will be sent to all who register/donate.
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 devinberry.org.
*Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate. If you would like to receive a copy of the recording, and are unable to make the base donation, you can click here to give any amount and you'll receive the link; you can also email us at [email protected] and request the link.
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.