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Joseph Goldstein

Teaching schedule
Selected interviews


Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization's guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to AwakeningA Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

Teaching schedule


Mar 13
5:30 – 7:00pm
Why Mindfulness?
Brown University
Smith-Buonanno 106
This talk will explore how mindfulness offers a clear and straightforward way of understanding ourselves and the world around us.
For more info: click here or contact anne_heyrman-hart@brown.edu
Mar 14
11:00am – 5:00pm
Insight Meditation Workshop
Brown University
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
The  workshop will introduce the progressive instructions in practicing Insight Meditation. We will discuss and practice mindfulness of the body, thoughts, emotions, and awareness itself as a way of deepening our understanding of ourselves and each other. There will be time both for practice and discussion of the meditative experience.
For more info: click here or contact anne_heyrman-hart@brown.edu
Apr 7–9 Wisdom and Compassion
Sivananda Ashram, Nassau, Bahamas
These evening satsang talks will explore two great wings of spiritual practice: Wisdom and Compassion.
For more info: Nassau@sivananda.org
Apr 25
2:00 – 5:00pm
New York Insight 
Topic to be announced
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
(Between Broadway & 6th Avenue)
New York NY 10001
Info: 212- 213-4802; info@nyimc.org
May 1 – Jun 15 Forest Refuge
with Annie Nugent
Insight Meditation Society – Forest Refuge
Barre MA
Info: 978-355-2063; fr@dharma.org
May 8 What is Mindfulness
Meditation And Psychotherapy Conference
Offered by The Department of Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street)
Boston MA 02116
Info: 617-503-8445
Jul 17–26 Vipassana Retreat 
Woodacre CA
Info: 415-488-0164, srmc@spiritrock.org
Sep 5
9:30am – 5:00pm
Topic to be announced
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Barre MA 
Info: 978-355-2347
Oct 7–14 Vipassana Retreat with John Travis
Spring Creek Ranch
Jackson Hole WY
Retreat is sponsored by:
Mountain Stream Meditation Center
Nevada City CA
Info: Click here
For a PDF of the flyer for this retreat click here.
Oct 24 – Dec 5
with Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Bonnie Duran, Brian Lesage & Max Erdstein
Insight Meditation Society – Retreat Center
Barre MA
Info: 978-355-4378; rc@dharma.org


Mindfulness: A Pratical Guide to Awakening (book  published by Sounds True)
Mindfulness: Six Guided Practices for Awakening (audio published by and available from Sounds True
A Heart Full of Peace (book published by Wisdom Publications)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume I: The Body (audio published by Sounds True)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume II: On Feeling, the Mind & Dhamma (audio published by Sounds True)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume III: On Dhamma (audio published by Sounds True)
One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism (book) 
Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (book
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (with Jack Kornfield) (book
The Experience of Insight (book
Insight Meditation Correspondence Course (with Sharon Salzberg) (audio
Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate (with Sharon Salzberg) (audio)

Selected interviews

iBme talk at Middlesex School, Mindfulness

Conversation with Sam Harris, The Path and the Goal

Podcast at Mindrolling about Joseph's latest book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Podcast with Tami Simon, Part 1 and Part 2 (via Sounds True)

The Nature of Mindfulness

Audio (via Buddhist Geeks)

The Benefits of Long Term Practice

The Science of Insight

The Inner Investigation from "30 Years - Best of Buddhism" in Shambhala Sun, Dec 2009 / Jan 2010

Here, Now, Aware: The Power of Mindfulness, Shambhala Sun, Nov 2007

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