Northampton Insight Meditation Community
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The Northampton Insight Meditation Community meets to practice Buddhist vipassana and metta meditation, and to explore related Buddhist teachings together.  The Community got started in Jean Esther's living room with Sharon Salzberg as a guest in Oct 1988. We have been meeting at Karuna Yoga for many years now.

We at the Northampton Insight Meditation Community (NIMC) celebrate inclusiveness. We are dedicated to being a welcoming community to all. We are firmly committed to diversity of race, class, age, ethnicity, cultural and religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, and hope that all feel included and comfortable practicing here. 

Regular meetings are held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each Sunday in the Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, The Fitzwilly Building, 25 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Northampton, Massachusetts. 

Formal sitting meditation begins at 7:00 p.m. and goes to 7:45 p.m., followed by a break until 8:00 p.m.  The program that follows runs from 8:00-9:00 p.m. and consists of one of the following:  a talk and discussion by a visiting teacher; discussion of material from a selected book; or a second session of meditation. 

Visitors are welcome to attend both or either section of a meeting.  

Donations are appreciated but not required. 


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