Joseph Goldstein

Residential Retreat Teacher

Joseph Goldstein is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. He has been teaching vipassana and metta retreats worldwide since 1974, and in 1989 helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma, Insight Meditation, The Experience of Insight, and co-author (with Jack Kornfield) of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

Joseph Goldstein
What the Buddha saw so clearly, and what we can see for ourselves, is that the underlying sources of suffering and freedom are forces or energies in our own minds. It’s not something outside of ourselves. Why is there suffering in the world? Why is there injustice, hunger, exploitation? The same forces which cause these kinds of suffering in the world exist within our own minds as well. We have to see that the sources of suffering and freedom are within us, they’re not outside of us. This insight is the foundation of the entire spiritual path.
 
Joseph Goldstein, States Of Enlightenment: Working With The Hindrances

Joseph Goldstein's Upcoming Programs

Retreat Online Hybrid

July 19 - July 28, 2024 Friday - Sunday | Audit (broadcast only)

July Insight Meditation Retreat

The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience will become the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, and we welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds, and communities.

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters

Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay

Vance Pryor

Vance Pryor

Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein

Retreat On-Land Hybrid

July 19 - July 28, 2024 Friday - Sunday | 9 nights

July Insight Meditation Retreat

The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience will become the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, and we welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds, and communities.

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters

Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay

Vance Pryor

Vance Pryor

Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein

Walt Opie

Walt Opie

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Joseph Goldstein through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.