The Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is hosting a Sit-A-Thon fundraiser focused on developing peace and happiness in our hearts and minds. Mindfulness, the practice of being present and aware in the moment, will be the main thread interwoven throughout the Sit-A-Thon's day-long activities including meditation instruction, gentle yoga, mindful walking, and mindful eating.
Serving Western Massachusetts, the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is a non-residential meditation center in the Theravadin Buddhist Tradition.
Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases. Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California; he has been teaching since 1990. Ines Freedman – Online Meditation CourseInes first became interested in meditation through her yoga practice in 1970. Join Buddhist teachers Ed Sattizahn or Gib Robinson for a time of silent meditation, followed by a presentation and discussion on spiritual practice.
We are individuals of all ages and backgrounds who study divine knowledge that nurtures respect for all faith traditions, coherently explains the nature of our inner self, time, karma and delineates an enlightened lifestyle.
We practice and teach a form of meditation that relaxes the mind and nurtures a healthy balance between our inner and outer worlds.


Our mission is to share the Buddha's teaching of liberation with all those who are interested and with those who want to sustain and deepen their practice.
She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. She began practicing yoga in 1984, and has been a student of Vipassana meditation since 1992.
She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1985, with Gil Fronsdal being her primary teacher. Yet, throughout our growth and development, we have managed to maintain our original principles and adhere to its original purpose. Through numerous social service activities and partnerships, we promote moral excellence, leadership with integrity and elevated actions leading us to a better world.
The Insight Meditation Center is located at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, in Easthampton, MA.
Rebecca finds inspiration in supporting the younger generations of meditators and in encouraging students to approach their practice with balance and gentleness. Trained in Iyengar style yoga, she also teaches at the California Yoga Center in Palo Alto.


The fundraiser will help support the Center's many activities, including open sittings, classes and one-day retreats. He was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985, and in 1989 began training with Jack Kornfield to be a Vipassana teacher. These include classes in insight meditation, open sittings, drop-in meditation periods, weekly sittings, teen retreats and one-day retreats.
She has experience with long meditation retreats including extended self-retreats, and has a special interest in working with meditation practices for those with chronic pain.
Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. In 1998 he received a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University studying the earliest developments of the bodhisattva ideal.



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