New Year's Day Retreat
with Rebecca Bradshaw
Monday, January 1, 2024; 2:00-5:00pm, followed by tea and discussion
This offering is Zoom only.
Bring in the new year with spiritual companionship. In the silence of winter we will meet together on zoom to meditate and contemplate our hearts’ intentions for the coming year. If you wish, bring an altar or meditation space offering that symbolizes what is important to you in your spiritual practice. Optional qi gong will also be offered. At the end of the formal program at 5 o’clock, there will be time for tea and informal discussion for those who wish.
Suggested donation: $20-45 registration + teacher donation (teachers rely on the practice of dana - we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration).*
Rebecca Bradshaw, Guiding Teacher Emeritus 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 and leads retreats for young adults. Rebecca teaches a body centered approach to meditation, infused with large doses of loving kindness and intimate connection to the natural world. She has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Her book, Down to Earth Dharma: Insight Meditation to Awaken the Heart will be released in November 2024. For more information and her schedule, please see her webpage at www.rebeccabradshaw.org.
*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and/or give later donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate.
You 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.