Residential Retreats

January 11-13: Calm, Still, Quiet

January 11-13: Calm, Still, Quiet

Winter Weekend Retreat with Chris Crotty
Cosponsored by IMC Newburyport and BMC


In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.
– John Burroughs

Winter is a natural time for turning inward, while retreat provides an opportunity to focus attention on your meditation practice and contemplate the Buddha’s teachings. In this second annual Winter Residential Retreat with Chris, the outer stillness of the natural world supports us in quieting our mind, and directly experiencing the calm and stillness of concentration. With a mind free from distraction, we use mindfulness (insight meditation) to investigate the path to peace taught by the Buddha and perfected during retreat practice for over 2500 years.

Combining periods of sitting and walking meditation with Dharma teachings, the Winter Residential Retreat is held in noble silence. This retreat is suitable for those who have not yet sat retreat, as well as ongoing practitioners who wish to further their practice – meditation instruction and dharma talks will accommodate all experience levels.

January 11-13, 2019 (5 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday)

Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport
West Newbury, MA

$300 Residential
$200 Commuter
$90 Saturday only
This retreat has both residential and commuter options; the residential option allows for a more immersive retreat experience, while the commuter option allows you to sleep at home each night for a lower cost. In addition, there is a Saturday-only daylong option which runs the full day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or as late as 9 p.m. (your option).

Below is an additional information sheet provided by IMCN.
IMCN Additional Information

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