Insight Meditation Society

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"Founded in 1975, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) is a 501 (c) (3) religious nonprofit organization.,, All retreats provide instruction and practice in insight (vipassana) and/or lovingkindness (metta) meditations...

"Two of the Guiding Teachers are Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, who — together with Jack Kornfield — established IMS over 34 years ago. Today, they are preeminent teachers and authors. Sharon Salzberg’s publications include Real Happiness, Faith and Lovingkindness. Joseph Goldstein is the author of One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation and A Heart Full of Peace.

"Other Guiding Teachers are Christina Feldman, author, and co-founder of Gaia House in England; Carol Wilson, a meditation teacher for 25 years; Narayan Liebenson Grady, a guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) in Cambridge, MA; Guy Armstrong from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and Rodney Smith, founding and guiding teacher for the Seattle Insight Meditation Society." [1]


Accessed March 2012: [2]



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  1. Insight Meditation Society About, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.
  2. Insight Meditation Society Board, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.