Today is also the birthday of The Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA.
That is Sharon Salzberg’s base and she and others founded it today 36th years ago.
I am not absolutely sure about this but I think that’s where one of my favorite political writers Robert Wright did a meditation retreat, which he hilariously wrote up for the New York Times in 2009 (it’s really funny), and which I highlighted here. He recently landed a blog at The Atlantic. He hasn’t written about meditation there. Yet.