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Dharma fundraising events for Gaia House

With Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg


Friday 20 November, 7.30-9pm (UK time)

Staying Balanced in Challenging Times

Sit, Dharma talk and Q&A

With Joseph Goldstein


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Sunday 13 December, 3-5pm (UK time)

Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World

Dharma talk, sit and Q&A

With Sharon Salzberg


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We are delighted that Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg will be offering these events to help raise vital funds for the survival of Gaia House during these times.

These two internationally-beloved Dharma teachers were instrumental in the flowering of Dharma in the West, and supported the establishment and growth of Gaia House in its formative years. We are incredibly grateful that they are once again lending their support to help sustain Gaia House during this time of significant financial vulnerability.

We have consciously chosen not to specify a rate or suggested donation for these Dharma fundraising events. Instead, we are appealing to you to contribute to the events in the same spirit of great generosity with which Sharon and Joseph are offering their teachings for the benefit of Gaia House. Reflecting on the value that Gaia House holds for you in your personal life, please offer your utmost financial support to ensure that Gaia House weathers the storm of these uncertain times and can resume its full array of Dharma offerings when the covid-19 pandemic is over.

Gaia House is a rare place in the world today — an important refuge for cultivating resilience and a more expansive heart in the face of suffering. With your collaboration as a sangha friend and donor, Gaia House will be able to continue to serve as a healing force in these challenging times and beyond.

Your gift will be put to immediate use, ensuring stewardship of the land, maintenance of our building, the continuation of our online offerings, and hopefully soon, more in-house and residential retreats.

Please scroll down to register and make your donation. We look forward to seeing you there!


Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and one of the organisation’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 Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.


Image of Dharma LeaderSharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World.



Using Zoom

These online events will be hosted using the Zoom platform. For support with learning how to use Zoom, please click here to read the guidance notes we’ve put together.


If you have any questions regarding these events, please email info@gaiahouse.co.uk


To make a donation to Gaia House’s General Fund, please click here.


In case you missed out on registering for our event with Joseph Goldstein on Friday 20 November, you can click here to register to receive access to a recording of the event. The recording will be available until 12pm on Wednesday 2 December.



Dharma fundraising events

To register for Sharon’s event on Sunday, 13 December:
  1. Please enter your donation amount below.
  2. Then complete the registration form.
  3. On completion, you will receive an email from us with a Zoom link to join the event/s.


Reflecting on the value that Gaia House holds for you in your personal life, please offer your utmost financial support.


  • Once you have completed the form, click on Add to Basket and then Proceed to Checkout, fill in the checkout form and click on Place order.

    You will then receive an email from us with a Zoom link to join the event/s.

    If you do not receive the email in your inbox, please also check your junk/spam folder. If you haven't received a response within two hours of registering, please email us info@gaiahouse.co.uk.

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