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Eastworks, 2nd Floor
116 Pleasant Street
Suite 242
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.

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.)


September Offerings

Nurturing Mindfulness in Young People
Dr. Christopher Willard - Saturday, September 27, 9:30 – 1:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $15-25 registration plus teacher donation
As mindfulness goes mainstream, there is a growing interest in bringing these practices to young people to build resilience at a young age, while boosting learning, creativity, concentration and mental health. Join author, psychologist and educator Dr. Christopher Willard for a morning about brining mindfulness to young people in the home or professional space to build a mindful community from the ground up. This retreat is appropriate for parents, caregivers, educators, therapists, social workers, and all who work with children.

On-line registration is closed. Please register at the door.


Three Pathways to Freedom
Rebecca Bradshaw - Mondays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 6, 7:15-9:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $48-60 registration plus teacher donation
The Buddha described three key characteristics of life that, if understood deeply, can free the heart/mind: the truths of impermanence, dukkha, and not-self. Come explore for yourself what these mean and how they lead to deeper peace. This is a core curriculum class.This is a core curriculum class. For more information about the full curriculum click here.

Registration closed.

Beginning Meditation
Kim Weeber
Sundays, Sept 21 - Nov 2, 10 am-12:00 pm
Except October 19
Suggested contribution: $48-72 registration plus teacher donation
This six-week class will present an overview of the Buddha’s teachings on meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to “begin again.”

Registration closed.

Aging as a Spiritual Opportunity: Silver Sangha Offering
Rebecca Bradshaw - Thursdays, Sept 25 - Oct 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
Suggested contribution: $40-60 registration plus teacher donation
In continuing to explore the spiritual opportunities of aging, we will be engaging such themes as loving and letting go, deepening through loss, timelessness, and forgiveness. Designed for those 55 and older, anyone is welcome to this daytime class.

Registration closed.