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Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley

116 Pleasant Street

#242

Easthampton, MA 01027

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Liberation through Anger

A full day retreat with Lama Rod Owens




Many of us struggle with anger and aggression. Sometimes we are aware of our anger but often we are out of touch with how anger manifests in most parts of our lives. The Buddha taught that anger was a form of aversion, a direct effort to avoid a certain situation. Historically and of late, we have witnessed how anger gives way to violence. Unfortunately, we seem to be surrounded by this negative energy in our homes, workplaces, and schools. How do we begin working with this energy in our practice, enabling us to transform anger in our minds and in our environments into peace? How do we understand that anger is actually an important teacher for us? In the retreat, we will explore the nature of anger through dharma talks, meditation practice, dyads, discussion, and simple movement.

Suggested contribution: $25-40 registration + teacher donation*

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*Our teachers give freely of their time, wisdom, and experience and depend upon contributions from students for their livelihood. We recommend an equal or greater donation to the teacher than for registration.



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  • We are located in Suite 242 on the second floor in the large mill building, Eastworks, on Pleasant Street in Easthampton, MA. We recommend you park in the West lot near Riff's Restaurant. The stairs are to your right as you enter and the elevator is straight ahead.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that you'll have time to check in and find a comfortable seat. We have mats, cushions, blankets and bolsters to make yourself comfortable on the floor, and chairs if the floor doesn't work for you.
  • Dress comfortably and in layers. It's sometimes cool in the morning, but warms up fairly quickly.
  • For day-long retreats there will be a lunch break in the middle of the day. You are welcome to bring a lunch or we suggest Riff’s restaurant which is on the first floor in Eastworks.
  • Teacher dana envelopes will be available when you arrive. Please remember that our teachers are not given any salary from IPV. We follow the ancient tradition of dana where the teachers give their wisdom freely and students give what they can to provide the teacher with a livelihood. For more information about dana go to www.insightpv.org/support-ipv.
  • If you elected to donate at the door we want you to know that we are not able to accept credit cards at this time. We have a very lean operation and do not have paid staff on site for all events. If you would like to donate with a credit card, please choose a donation amount when you register. (You can choose a preset amount (processing fees will be added) or an amount of your choosing (processing fees will be absorbed by IPV.)
  • We've saved you a seat, so please let us know if you will be unable to attend. We will be happy to transfer your donation to any other event or to a general donation. Any donations are 100% tax deductible.
  • Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions or if I can be of further service. We are grateful for your presence and look forward to practicing with you.
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