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Joseph Goldstein

Teaching schedule
Publications & Apps
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 Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to AwakeningA 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


May 1 – Jun 15 Forest Refuge
with Annie Nugent
Insight Meditation Society – Forest Refuge
Barre MA
Info: 978-355-2063; fr@dharma.org
May 8 What is Mindfulness
Meditation And Psychotherapy Conference
Offered by The Department of Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street)
Boston MA 02116
Info: 617-503-8445
May 31
1:00pm – 4:30pm
30th Anniversary Benefit Workshop
Location: Lesley University Washburn Commons
10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA
Jul 17–26 Vipassana Retreat 
Woodacre CA
Info: 415-488-0164, srmc@spiritrock.org
Sep 5
9:30am – 5:00pm
Topic to be announced
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Barre MA 
Info: 978-355-2347
Oct 7–14 Vipassana Retreat with John Travis
Spring Creek Ranch
Jackson Hole WY
Retreat is sponsored by:
Mountain Stream Meditation Center
Nevada City CA
Info: Click here
For a PDF of the flyer for this retreat click here.
Oct 24 – Dec 5
with Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Bonnie Duran, Brian Lesage & Max Erdstein
Insight Meditation Society – Retreat Center
Barre MA
Info: 978-355-4378; rc@dharma.org

Publications & Apps

10% Happier – Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
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

Conversation with Sam Harris, Questions Along the Path

iBme talk at Middlesex School, Mindfulness

Conversation with Sam Harris, The Path and the Goal

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 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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