Welcome to Insight Western Mass (IWM)
Formerly known as Insight PV
For a full list of our upcoming offerings, including our Wednesday evening dharma talks, please see the offerings page.
We are currently hosting a Sangha-wide “Common Read” of Kate Johnson’s book Radical Friendship. This is a way for everyone to come together in reading and discussing this transformational book, which takes the Buddha’s teachings about friendship and applies them to our lives, and our care for others and for the world. Click here to read more.
There are three ways to participate:
Kalyana Mitta Groups - these spiritual friendship and study groups of 12 or fewer members will open periodically for new membership. In conjunction with IWM's sangha-wide Common Read of Radical Friendship, two new groups formed in January 2023.
White & Awakening in the Dharma (WAD): Creating Antiracist Sanghas - In 2020-2021, IWM offered a 6-month, 12-session study and practice program for white-identified practitioners. Since the program formally ended, the facilitators have been offering seasonal half-day retreats for graduates of the program. In 2023, discussions are underway about the possibility of a new program being offered.