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Eastworks, 2nd Floor
116 Pleasant Street
Suite 242
Easthampton, MA 01027-2755
413-527-0388
general@insightpv.org
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Welcome!

Established in 1998, Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is a Buddhist center in the Insight Meditation tradition serving western Massachusetts. Our mission is to share the Buddha's teachings with those who are interested. Insight PV is a non-residential center offering sittings, classes & retreats and special events to help sustain and deepen meditation practice and bring wisdom and compassion into daily life. Click About Us to learn more or click below to check out our Welcome Video.


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Announcements

Family Gathering
When: Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley, Eastworks, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027
Register: Sarah at mrhandsomelady@gmail.com

The IPV Parent Group is pleased to offer a Fall Family Gathering at IPV Meditation Center. Families will gather together in our meditation space for a program facilitated by members of the parent group. Child care and snacks will be provided. This event was originally scheduled to be facilitated by IPV teacher Adi Bemak. Unfortunately Adi has had to cancel due to other pressing family commitments, and so the program will be self-facilitated by parent group members.

A brief schedule: We will do some mindfulness exercises as a full group, then Insight PV will provide childcare in the event space behind Riff's, where kids can work on an art project, as well as just play and be together. Parents will sit by themselves during this time followed by a topic-based discussion. Then children will rejoin their parents in the meditation space for music, sharing, and snacks. We will be exploring the topic of "Friendship."

To register: If you would like to join us, please email Sarah at mrhandsomelady@gmail.com to let us know how many children and adults will attend. Suggested donation is $8-20 for Insight PV.


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Special Thanksgiving Day Sitting
Come together in gratitude at 9:00am, Thursday, November 23, 2017. Led by board member and practice leader, Hal Fales. We're grateful for your presence, Hal.
No open sitting on Wednesday, November 22.

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Refuge & Resistance is now once per month on First Sundays, 1:00pm

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Open Sitting and Dharma Talk with Devin Berry.
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00pm
Join Devin for an open sitting and Dharma Talk.
No experience necessary. All are welcome!

Suggested donation: $7-25**
to be split 60/40 teacher/center. This provides our teachers with support for their livelihood and the IPV with the resources needed to organize, host, and publicize these events as well as maintain the meditation space.
**As always this donation is completely voluntary and is a personal decision. Please know that accessibility is very important to us; everyone is welcome at all of our events regardless of ability to donate.

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Registrations for ALL Fall 2017 events are now open. See all currently available events by clicking "Register Now" button below:

All Open Events

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Also, a correction: The Refuge and Resistance Group meets on first and third Sundays, not second and fourth as listed in the brochure. It may also occasionally meet at another location. Please check here to confirm. (No announcement means that it will run as scheduled at the Center.)

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The Young Adult Sitting now meets twice per month
First and Third Thursdays; 7:15 - 8:45 pm
For ages 18-35ish

Come join us for a night of sharing and meditation. Our intention is to create an informal and collaborative space to discuss our respective practices on and off the cushion, to ask questions of each other, and to share in this remarkable journey. We strive to be real, honest, open, vulnerable, inclusive, and kind in a safe container. Any sharing is optional.

No two gatherings are alike but we will begin and end with a round of sharing, possibly including a reading a passage or poem. In the middle we will have a meditation sitting and possible walking meditation. No meditation experience necessary.



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Emergency Cancellations for Drop-In Sittings

If there is a question about snow or other weather-related cancellations, please call Insight PV at 413-527-0388 after 3:00 pm for evening events or 7:00 am for morning events and select the cancellation mailbox. Also, the calendar on the website will list if a class is cancelled.