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Insight Meditation, For The Benefit Of All Beings


with Willow Embry

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 10 am


NOTE:  Due to the popularity of the class.  Willow will conduct 2 sessions, a morning and an afternoon session.  This ensures all members will have the attention each will need in this class.

When you complete registration, please email me if you prefer the morning session or afternoon session at or text me 207-491-5770.

Insight Meditation is a non-faith-based meditation practice, much like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Insight Meditation or Mindfulness Meditation involves being more aware of our habitual thoughts and tendencies and approaching these without judgment. This simplified, accessible version of mindfulness is now taught in schools, universities, workplaces, prisons, and hospitals.

Simple, basic guidance for calming the breath and observing the activity of the mind will be offered. We will do short, sitting (in chairs) and walking meditations. There will be time for discussion and sharing. Practice in daily life will be encouraged. No meditation experience is needed. Weekly practice prompts will also be offered.

Please let me know which session you are signing up for @ or text at 207-491-5770.


March 14, 21, 28, 2024.  10 am-11:30 am

April 5, 11, 2024.  10 am-11:30 am.

April 18, 2024. 9 am-10:30 am



March 14, 21, 28, 2024.  1 pm-2:30 pm   

April 5, 11, 18, 2024.  1 pm-2:30 pm   

The Landing/Olsen Learning Ctr. 

Willow Embry is an environmental activist and a long-time meditator. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Burma, in 2014, at the age of sixty-eight. She returned to the U.S. and continued practicing as a nun at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass. After practicing there for three and a half years, she returned to lay life. Today, she continues to explore consciousness in diverse ways.

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