July 2018

27Jul7:00 PM9:00 PMA Special Dharma Evening with Joseph Goldstein in Conversation with Michelle Latvala, Spirit Rock Executive Director7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Joseph Goldstein with Michelle Latvala

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $30 – 108. Code JG1B18

Proceeds from the evening will support the Spirit Rock Scholarship Fund.

Join us in experiencing the teachings of Buddhism from Joseph Goldstein, one of the foremost Vipassana teachers in the Insight tradition. This evening of dialogue includes a guided meditation, a conversation between Joseph and Michelle, and questions and comments from the Spirit Rock community. Joseph offers insights about philosophical debates within Buddhism, how Dharma communities can be more inclusive and welcoming to all, and what practice looks like in the face of these uncertain times for our world.

Joseph Goldstein is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. He has been teaching Vipassana and metta retreats worldwide since 1974, and in 1989 helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma, Insight Meditation, The Experience of Insight, and co-author (with Jack Kornfield) of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

General Information

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