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Eastworks, 2nd Floor
116 Pleasant Street
Suite 242
Easthampton, MA 01027-2755
413-527-0388
general@insightpv.org
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Established in 1998, Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is a Buddhist center in the Insight Meditation tradition serving western Massachusetts. Our mission is to share the Buddha's teachings with those who are interested. Insight PV is a non-residential center offering sittings, classes & retreats and special events to help sustain and deepen meditation practice and bring wisdom and compassion into daily life. Click About Us to learn more or click below to check out our Welcome Video.


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Announcements


Wednesday, February 7, 7:00pm
NO OPEN SITTING OR DHARMA TALK TONIGHT due to the weather.

Note: Rebecca's talk Four Faces of Compassion: Kwan Yin, Tara, Mary, & Tinkerbell is rescheduled for March 14.

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PARKING MAY BE LIMITED

Eastworks' central passenger elevator is out of order and it may be several weeks until it is operational again. There is no quick fix but they're working diligently to ensure that repair is made as soon as possible. They will also be adding handicapped parking spaces to the west end parking lot (by Riff’s). Visitors to the building with handicapped tags or plates who require elevator usage should park there and use the west end elevator. For anyone who doesn’t require handicapped parking but wishes to use the west end elevator, there is ample parking behind the building (accessible by Putnam Court) and an entrance very close to the elevator.



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IPV is proud to host this new offering:
Dharma Punx
Saturdays; 5:30-7:30pm
Beginning Saturday, February 10, 2018; 5:30 - 7:30pm
Against the Stream founder Noah Levine created peer-led-format meditation groups that use the same name as his memoir, Dharma Punx. Each meeting is totally grass-roots, peer-led and facilitated, and consists of a community-building exercise, guided or sometimes silent meditation, followed by a Dhamma-talk or discussion, utilizing material put together by the facilitator or reference material such as Dhamma books. All are welcome.

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The Young Adult Sitting now meets twice per month
First and Third Thursdays; 7:15 - 8:45 pm
For ages 18-35ish

Come join us for a night of sharing and meditation. Our intention is to create an informal and collaborative space to discuss our respective practices on and off the cushion, to ask questions of each other, and to share in this remarkable journey. We strive to be real, honest, open, vulnerable, inclusive, and kind in a safe container. Any sharing is optional.

No two gatherings are alike but we will begin and end with a round of sharing, possibly including a reading a passage or poem. In the middle we will have a meditation sitting and possible walking meditation. No meditation experience necessary.



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Refuge & Resistance is now once per month on First Sundays, 1:00pm

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Registrations for some Winter/Spring 2018 events are now open. See all currently available events by clicking "Register Now" button below:

All Open Events


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Emergency Cancellations for Drop-In Sittings and other events

If there is a question about snow or other weather-related cancellations, please call Insight PV at 413-527-0388 after 3:30 pm for evening events or 7:00 am for morning events. Any current cancellations will be in the voice mail greeting. Also, the calendar on the website will be updated if an event is cancelled.