Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein, cofounder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, is also a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers.

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, and has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974.

Joseph Goldstein is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening; A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism; Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom; and The Experience of Insight; and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

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