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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

No Open 5:30 Open Sitting on Christmas Day

No POC sitting at Hadley Yoga Studio on Christmas Eve

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NEW OFFERING!
New Years Day Retreat and Pot Luck
Reconnecting with the Paramis
Manny Mansbach
Monday, January 1, 2018
12:30-4:30pm, with a light potluck from 4:30-5:15
Regular Monday night sitting at 5:30
Suggested donation: $15-25 registration + teacher donation

Come spend New Years Day afternoon with your fellow sangha members as we reaffirm our commitment to the Paramis, the Buddha’s building blocks of goodness. The Paramis, sometimes referred to as the Ten Perfections of the Heart, can also be seen as the necessary ingredients for the recipe of an awakened heart.

How many of the Paramis can you name offhand without looking at a list? Many dharma students will remember that the list includes generosity and boundless friendliness, but how much consideration have you given to truthfulness and patience and resolve in the context of this practice?

In these challenging and sometimes demoralizing times of bewilderment, structural violence and crisis, we can reconnect with the basics of the path, renewing our faith in the heart’s ability to blossom and awaken. Together we will affirm our own capacity to turn away from delusion, aversion and attachment and toward establishing our lives in wholesome qualities such as wisdom, integrity and equanimity.

REGISTER NOW!



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Open Sitting and Dharma Talk:
An Evening with Marlon Barrios Solano.
Wednesday, December 13, 7:00pm
Join Marlon 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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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 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 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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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.