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.
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.
Food Coordinator: We need someone to organize the volunteers to buy food, set up, and clean up for each meal, and prepare Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch.
Space Coordinator: This person will organize volunteers to bring supplies from Insight PV, set up the meditation space on Friday, clean up the space on Sunday, and return materials to Insight PV.
Registration Coordinator: With the help of the Director, the manager will ensure that participants have a yogi job consistent with their interests and abilities, and that all areas of need are covered.
Please note that these Coordinators aren't doing the tasks themselves, but are coordinating the efforts of all the volunteers. Each participant in the retreat will be asked to choose a yogi job for the weekend, so each coordinator will have the volunteers they need plus support from the Director. In addition, coordinators are offered the option of receiving a scholarship for all or part of the registration cost of the retreat. If you are interested, please email Joyce Genet, Administrative Director.