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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.

CORRECTION to the FALL 2014 Brochure

Please note there's an error on the Fall 2014 brochure that went out in the mail this week. The "Unguided Silent Meditation Sittings" occur on Fridays from 5:45 - 6:30. We apologize for any confusion. (Note the pdf listing available here is correct.)

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October Offerings
 
RETREATS:

Awakening to the Role of Perception
Arinna Weisman
Saturday, October 25, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Suggested contribution: $20-40 registration plus teacher donation
 
How we perceive the world determines what we think and what we do. Until we are fully awakened our perceptions can be suffused with desire, aversion and confusion and the suffering they bring into our lives, so how can we become more aware of these dynamics and free ourselves creating space for love and wisdom. We’ll explore the role of perception moment to moment through guided meditation, dialogue and a dharma talk in an atmosphere of acceptance and kindness.

Register now!

 
 
COURSES:
Skillful Effort
Manny Mansbach
Mondays, Oct 20 - Nov 17, 7:15-9:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $48-60 registration plus teacher donation
This class will be based on 1) the classic teaching of the four wise efforts; 2) cultivating a relaxed and balanced relationship between effort and effortlessness, assertion and receptivity; 3) developing appropriate responses to various meditations.

Registration closed.


EVENTS:

Conversations with Rebecca
Rebecca Bradshaw
Third Thursdays, 7:15-9:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $5-10 + teacher donation

Join InsightPV's Guiding Teacher for meditation and inquiry. No registration necessary.

October 16: Experienced Students - Deepening Our Practice
 

Growing Our Strength and Joy
Arinna Weisman
Friday, October 24, 7:00-9:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $5-20
Often in our culture it is considered ‘bragging’ to acknowledge our beautiful qualities; our generosity or kindness. By turning towards these energies with recognition of their presence we grow them and build their strength. This not only brings us joy, it also builds our capacity to hold what is difficult in our lives.
 
 
Canceled by Presenter
Relational Meditation for the Relational Human
Gregory Kramer
Wednesday, October 29, 7:15-9:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $5-20
Gregory Kramer has been an Insight Meditation teacher since 1980. He developed the relational dharma practice of Insight Dialogue (ID) and has taught ID and dharma contemplation retreats in worldwide since 1995. Gregory is the author of numerous books including Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom, Seeding the Heart: Practicing Lovingkindness with Children and Meditating Together. He is the founding and guiding Teacher of Metta Programs: www.metta.org.