Special Events

The Center is closed due to COVID 19.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Outdoor Meditation 8:00 – 8:30 AM ~ Bring chair and wear mask

1st and 3rd Fridays: Silent meditation
2nd and 4th Fridays: Vajrayana guided Compassion practice

A Meditation Course 

September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 10, & 17, 2020 
Saturday mornings 10 to 11 am 

Through meditation one begins to train and sharpen the mind, reduce stress and live in a more deeply peaceful way with oneself and with the world.  The right practice of meditation can hold physical and mental health benefits for the practitioner.

      You are welcome to join us this fall for a six-week training in meditation.  The course is designed for those who wish to begin meditating or enrich an ongoing practice.  Sessions will include short talks, opportunities to practice a variety of basic methods, and time for questions.  Robert Pryor, a practitioner of meditation for over thirty years will be the instructor.  Joseph Goldstein’s book, Experience of Insight will be used as a basis for the techniques introduced.  Sessions will be held outdoors in the Dharma Center Garden.  Space is limited so registration is required.  There is no fee for this course, but donations to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center are appreciated.  To register please email rpryor108@yahoo.com.

Rebecca Bradshaw’s Online Dharma Talk Presented April 30, 2020

“The Buddha’s Recipe for a Strong and Gentle Heart: Heart Qualities for Trying Times”

For those who missed or wish to review Rebecca’s presentation, please follow this link to a video of the talk.

Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca is a Guiding Teacher at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA.  She has been leading the annual residential Vipassana retreat with the Yellow Springs Dharma Center since 2006.  With our 2020 retreat being cancelled, Rebecca graciously offered to present an online dharma talk in the manner of her well-attended talks given at the Dharma Center on the evenings before our retreats begins.

Her talk is based on the four brahmaviharas, which are:

~ Loving-kindness (Pali: metta)     ~ Sympathetic joy (mudita)

~ Compassion (karuna)                ~ Equanimity (upekkha)

We are happy to tell you that in May 2021, Rebecca Bradshaw will again lead a residential Vipassana Retreat in Southern Ohio, organized by the Yellow Springs Dharma Center. Further information will be available on this web page in the fall of 2020.