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Easthampton, MA 01027-2755
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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.


Important Announcements

Beloved Community Retreat Postponed Indefinitely
Due to unforeseen circumstances Sebene Selassie has to postpone her retreat at IPV indefinitely. We wish Sebene well and hope that she'll be able to reschedule with us soon.


If you were hoping to attend Sebene's retreat, please consider this offering at Northampton Insight instead:

An Exploration of Compassion and Wisdom
as a Doorway to Social Change

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, Northampton, MA

In this evening event, we will start with a period of silent meditation, followed by a discussion on our relationship to the suffering in our world, with particular emphasis on racism as it consciously and unconsciously impacts our lives.

Through the lens of the Buddha's teachings on wisdom and compassion we will investigate how these practices support the cultivation of non-harm, in relationship to ourselves, each other, and our society.

The event is open to all, regardless of previous meditation experience. It is co-sponsored by Northampton Insight and IPV Diverse Sangha Builders in response to last Spring's showing of the film White Like Me.

It will be led by Trellis Stepter, peer facilitator of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley POC sit and Jean Esther, MSW, Buddhist Meditation Teacher, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA and Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, Easthampton, MA.


The October Orientation date has been changed to
Wednesday, October 7th due to the Volunteer Appreciation Event.

The schedule for the Parenting Group has shifted to a biweekly sit, which will happen on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at the usual time (6:00-7:15pm). See Sittings for the complete schedule.


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 that a class is cancelled.