IMS Teacher

Joseph Goldstein

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Liberation Through Non-Clinging

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IMS Teacher

Joseph Goldstein

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Liberation Through Non-Clinging

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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 Awakening, A 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.

Mindfulness: What It Is and Is Not

CFM Guest Lecture Series – November 19, 2014 at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Shrewsbury,MA

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Garrison, NY

Garrison Institute

Featured Books

Mindfulness Guide to Awakening
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
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Mindfulness Guide to Awakening
Mindfulness: Six Guided Practices for Awakening
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A Heart Full of Peace
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The Experience of Insight
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Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom
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I have two main aims in teaching. The first is to spread the dharma as widely as possible, offering it to as many different people as I can. The second is to teach a smaller number of people over sustained periods of time. This in-depth teaching engages my tremendous love for intensive, long-term meditation practice, where people can immerse themselves in the retreat experience and see how it transforms their understanding.

Joseph Goldstein