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Joseph Goldstein

Teaching schedule
Selected interviews


Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization's guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

Teaching schedule


Jan 4
2:00–5:00 PM
An Afternoon Teaching with Sharon Salzberg
New York Insight Meditation Center at Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S
New York NY 10012
Info: info@nyimc.org
Mar 14–15 The Buddha's Path to Practice
True North Insight at Anglican Diocese of Montreal
1444 Union Ave
Montreal QC, Canada
Register at: True North Insight
Mar 28 – Apr 11 Satipaṭṭhāna: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
with Bhikkhu Anālayo, Sally Armstrong & Tempel Smith 
Insight Meditation Society – Retreat Center
Barre, MA
Info: 978-355-4378; rc@dharma.org
May 18–25 Vipassana Retreat
with Carol Wilson & Grove Burnett
Institute of American Indian Art
Santa Fe, NM
Info: 505-988-1916; 4elaineward@gmail.com
Jun 20–28
with Uffe Damborg
Danhostel Kerteminde
Skovvej 46, 5300 Kerteminde, Denmark
For registration and more information: http://www.vipassana2014.dk/
Jul 18–27 Insight Meditation Retreat
with Kamala Masters, Annie Nugent, and Greg Scharf
Spirit Rock
Woodacre, CA
Info: 415-488-0164; srmc@spiritrock.org
Sep 8
7:00–9:00 PM
Meditation and the Skeptic
with Dan Harris
Newton Community Education
Newton South High School 
140 Brandeis Road 
Newton MA 02459
Info: 617-559-6999
Sep 13 – Dec 6 Three-Month Retreat
with Carol Wilson, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko, Bhante Buddharakkhita & Brian Lesage
Insight Meditation Society – Retreat Center
Barre, MA
Info: 978-355-4378; rc@dharma.org


Mindfulness: A Pratical Guide to Awakening (book  published by Sounds True)
Mindfulness: Six Guided Practices for Awakening (audio published by and available from Sounds True
A Heart Full of Peace (book published by Wisdom Publications)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume I: The Body (audio published by Sounds True)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume II: On Feeling, the Mind & Dhamma (audio published by Sounds True)
Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume III: On Dhamma (audio published by Sounds True)
One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism (book) 
Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (book
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (with Jack Kornfield) (book
The Experience of Insight (book
Insight Meditation Correspondence Course (with Sharon Salzberg) (audio
Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate (with Sharon Salzberg) (audio)

Selected interviews

Podcast at Mindrolling about Joseph's latest book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Podcast with Tami Simon, Part 1 and Part 2 (via Sounds True)

The Nature of Mindfulness

Audio (via Buddhist Geeks)

The Benefits of Long Term Practice

The Science of Insight

The Inner Investigation from "30 Years - Best of Buddhism" in Shambhala Sun, Dec 2009 / Jan 2010

Here, Now, Aware: The Power of Mindfulness, Shambhala Sun, Nov 2007

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