Classes with Mark Hart
Mark Hart has practiced Insight Meditation since 1981, studying primarily at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Since 2000 has also studied with teachers of non-dual awareness, including Adyashanti, and has incorporated that into his teaching. He is guiding teacher of the Bodhisara Dharma Community in Amherst, Massachusetts, on the teacher’s council at Insight Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, and adjunct religious advisor to Buddhist students at Amherst College. He holds a Ph.D in theology from Boston College, an MA in Counseling from Seattle University, and has a private practice of psychotherapy in Amherst.
Sunday Morning Sitting Group
Each meeting of the Sunday Morning Sitting Group includes 45 minutes of sitting and 45 minutes of conversation in which we share, in a context of spiritual friendship, our own exploration of truth and freedom in our lives. Not a teacher-led group. The Sunday Sangha now has two openings. We meet Sundays from 10:00-11:30 in Montague. We invite people who have been or are currently in Mark's class. Email Micky McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org. for information.
Finding JoyTuesday evenings 7:30-9 PM
March 19 - May 7, 2019
Cadigan Center, 38 Woodside Ave in Amherst
Suggested donation: $100
Google Map Direction to Cadigan Center
Written directions below
Directions to the Cadigan Center for Religious Studies, Amherst College
The Cadigan Center, 38 Woodside Avenue, Amherst is not on the main part of the campus but west of Route 116/South Pleasant Street by one block. Starting from the traffic light at the intersection of Route 9 and South Pleasant street by the Amherst Common, go west on Route 9 (toward Hadley and Northampton) and take the first left. Go down to the end of the block and the Cadigan Center is on your left just before you come to the intersection with Walnut Street. Coming from Hadley on Route 9 go past the Amherst College fields coming up the hill toward the common. Woodside is the right turn after Orchard St. the last right before the traffic light.
There is no parking on Woodside until you drive past the intersection with Walnut street. So don't park on the street in front of Cadigan. Keep going to park on the street. You may park at the Cadigan Center off the street, either in the circular driveway or on the side. Parking will take a little getting used to but there is plenty. It is also a brief walk from downtown.
A Spring Day of Mindfulness
April 20, 9 am-5 pm
The Hitchcock Center, Amherst
Registration $30 plus dana
As plants are coming out of their dormancy, join us for this day of enlivening our spirits and waking up to the blessings of the present moment. Aside from periods of teaching, the retreat will be in silence and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, yoga or mindfulness movement, and time outdoors resting in being and immersed in the senses. Basic instruction will be included for anyone new to the practice.
To register for this retreat, click here.
Mark Hart is the `guiding teacher for the Bodhisara Dharma Community in Amherst and adjunct religious advisor to Buddhist students at Amherst College.
Working with the mind and heart skillfully in spiritual practice requires a gentle but steady inner hand. Clarity of intention provides steadiness of direction, and reliance upon intention rather than willfulness, judgment and worry to do the work provides some of the gentleness. We'll use this retreat to refine the intention of our practice and to explore how to transform our experiences.
Call 413-259-2145 for more information