Closer Than We Think

A community exploration of how we prepare for the transition of dying & the moment of death

Led by Matty Weingast and Jeanne Corrigal.

Matty brings a lightness to these reflections which is refreshing and inspiring. Matty and Jeanne have the intention that this sense of light touch comes through in the session, and we hope that you join us.

With a selection of poems from The First Free Women as reflections, we will inquire together into these important questions and also into how they can help us to live life more fully now.

Matty Weingast is the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. He is also a former editor of the Insight Journal at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the author of The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns, which is much loved in our community. 

Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.

SIMC invites you to join us online January 23 for this special time together
Saturday, January 23, 10:00 am – noon CST (click to see other time zones).

This event is offered on a dana basis. Please add a note “Matty” to any donation you are able to make, and it will be shared between the teachers.

Please register here to get the Zoom link for the event:

Dhamma Friends – Jan 20, 2021

Dear sangha friends,

Jeanne and friend Tara Mulay will explore their mutual delight at the mystery of our practice – how this concise and precise set of instructions opens up into an intuitive way of knowing that surprises and nourishes our hearts and minds.

Tara Mulay’s teachings stem from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw, as well as teachers Howard Cohn, Kamala Masters, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Ayya Anandabodhi. Tara practiced criminal defense law in California for over 20 years.  She was a leader of Mission Dharma in San Francisco, and in 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Insight World Aid.  Tara is of South Asian (Indian) descent. She felt initially drawn to dharma practice upon encountering the Buddha’s teachings rejecting social caste as a measure of worth and of capacity for awakening. She believes classical Buddhist practices, designed to cultivate compassion, non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion, are uniquely potent vehicles for empowering people in marginalized communities and effecting social change.

Please join us for this very special night, part of a series of collaborations with teachers near and far, which we are calling “Dhamma Friends.”

January 20, 2020, 7:00-8:00 PM CST
(Click for other time zones)

To get Zoom meeting details for this evening (also valid for all Wednesday evenings), please register with this link:
The registration process will email you a link to join by computer or device, or you can phone in.

Please add a note “Dhamma Friends” with any dana you offer on this evening. It will be shared with appreciation among all the teachers.