Thursday, November 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

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A rare female Buddhist master, Dipa Ma chose home, work, and family over ascetic seclusion in a temple or monastery, and taught meditation and mindfulness amidst everyday busyness in her simple apartment in the heart of Calcutta. One of the few women of her generation to devote herself so completely to the pursuit of meditation, Dipa Ma attained profound levels of insight in an astonishingly short time, and greatly influenced the practice of meditation and mindful living in the West.

Dipa Ma’s profound wisdom and compassion continue to inspire and guide an ever-growing number of spiritual seekers and practitioners of every persuasion. Weaving together her powerful words and techniques with heartwarming biographical stories and encounters shared by her family, her students in India and the West, and prominent teachers of Buddhism and meditation in America, this is the only full account of Dipa Ma’s extraordinary life and legacy.

“Dipa Ma was the most loving person I ever met.”—Sharon Salzberg

This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live session. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event.

Meet the Author

Amita (Amy) Schmidt

Amita (Amy) Schmidt is a meditation teacher, spiritual coach, and licensed clinical social worker. She was IMS’s Resident Teacher for six years, and she is the co-founder of Southwest Sangha, a self retreat meditation center in New Mexico. She has studied with spiritual teacher Adyashanti since 2003. Amita's teaching has been deeply informed by her long history of Buddhist practice, her connection with Adyashanti, and her work as a psychotherapist. Amita leads mindfulness meditation retreats and healing depression workshops nationally.