Joseph Goldstein

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:


Joseph Goldstein’s Mindfulness Meditations

Joseph Goldstein talks about “Mudita” as the life in the happiness of others; building joy if you will. To be delighted in the happiness of others and continue to increase it.

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Building Joy

Joseph Goldstein talks about Right Speech. Right thoughts and understanding is the 3rd of the 8-fold path to awakening. It tends to yield right speech.

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Right Speech

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