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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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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


Dharma Talk
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Avoiding Spiritual Bypass through Embracing Vulnerability 1 with Jean Esther

In his foundational teachings on the four Foundations of Mindfulness the Buddha emphasized meeting our direct experience of body, feeling and mind with clear awareness. And yet we can sometimes misinterpret these teachings and use them as a means to distance, deny or repress our direct emotional experience particularly when it is unpleasant.

In this talk and discussion, we'll explore the differences between 'spiritual bypassing' and embodied mindfulness. Please join me in for a silent sit, dharma talk, and discussion.

Suggested donation $7-25*

No experience necessary. All are welcome.

*The suggested donation is to encourage generous support for our teachers and to meet InsightPV's expenses. The teacher will receive 60% of dana received, and IPV will receive 40%.

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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IPV is proud to host this new offering:
Dharma Punx
Saturdays; 5:30-7:30pm
Against the Stream founder Noah Levine created peer-led-format meditation groups that use the same name as his memoir, Dharma Punx. Each meeting is totally grass-roots, peer-led and facilitated, and consists of a community-building exercise, guided or sometimes silent meditation, followed by a Dhamma-talk or discussion, utilizing material put together by the facilitator or reference material such as Dhamma books. All are welcome.

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

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Registrations for some Winter/Spring 2018 events are now open. See all currently available events by clicking "Register Now" button below:

All Open Events


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Emergency Cancellations for Drop-In Sittings and other events

If there is a question about snow or other weather-related cancellations, please call Insight PV at 413-527-0388 after 3:30 pm for evening events or 7:00 am for morning events. Any current cancellations will be in the voice mail greeting. Also, the calendar on the website will be updated if an event is cancelled.