June 10, 2019

The Buddha’s Path: A Practical Awakening – with Joseph Goldstein & Jozen Tamori Gibson

Two Special Events in Philadelphia

Join renowned meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein and IMS teacher trainee Jozen Tamori Gibson for two benefit events hosted by the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University. Enjoy these wonderful teachers’ meditation guidance and the chance to ask them questions! Everyone is welcome.

An Evening Conversation
Thomas Jefferson University
Dorrance Hamilton Building – 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia Connelly Auditorium (first floor)

Daylong Retreat
Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Building – 233 South 10th Street (first floor)
[Note: chairs will be available for the Saturday Daylong Retreat, but participants are welcome to bring cushions/zabutons or pillows, if they wish.]

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through developing the skill of careful observation, we can experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

All proceeds benefit IMS and its diversity, equity and inclusion work. IMS aspires to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested, regardless of their ability to pay. Following the ancient Buddhist tradition of dana, or generosity, IMS teachers freely offer their teachings, relying on the donations of participants, rather than on compensation, for a sustainable income.  The base fees, below, cover the expenses of these events, and any dana given above  will go to the teachers and IMS’s diversity work. Located in Barre, MA, IMS offers meditation teachings and retreats that help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world.

Any amount offered above the fee is a tax-deductible donation.

Fee: $30
Register for Friday evening here.

Fee: $60
Registration for Saturday is now closed as this event is full with a wait list. Please check back later here. We’ll open registration again if spaces become available.

Thank you for your generous support!