Day Programs

January 25: Insight Meditation and Compassionate Awareness
March 14: Being Still: Cultivating Insight for Wise Action
April 11: Insight Meditation and Relaxing the Mind

January 25: Insight Meditation and Compassionate Awareness

A Half-Day Meditation Retreat with Matthew Daniell

Description

Insight meditation teaches us to calm and steady attention in the present moment through simple mindful awareness, see into the changing nature of all experience. This wisdom practice allows us to naturally let go of unwise clinging that harms ourselves and others.

Compassionate Awareness is a quality of heart and mind that allows us to embrace suffering in ourselves and the world with greater spaciousness, warmth, and committed responsiveness. This engaged awareness can be cultivated through intentionally embracing open hearted attitudes and formal intentional practices that run counter to much of our “me first” conditioning.

Together, wisdom and compassion are considered like the two wings of a bird, both essential for living a wise, kind, and engaged life. In this half day retreat we will systematically explore cultivating these complementary practices in a way that can become unified and that naturally integrates formal and daily life practices. Beginners and experienced students alike are welcome to attend.

When
Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA

Cost
$35 Base
$45 Sustaining (actual cost of the program)
$55 Contributing
Paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer additional dana (generosity) for the teacher at the end of the program. Please let us know if finances are an obstacle.

Registration
To register, select your preferred pricing option from the drop-down menu below and then click the button to submit payment via PayPal; in a day or two you will receive a confirmation email. Please email us at info@bostonmeditationcenter.org with any questions.

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Teacher

Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years. He studied Zen in Japan, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in India, Burma, Thailand, and the United States. His teachers include Munindra, Dipa Ma, Larry Rosenberg, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. Matthew is a founder of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, as well as its primary and guiding teacher.

March 14: Being Still: Cultivating Insight for Wise Action

A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Chris Crotty

Description

Stillness does not mean inaction. Rather the stability of mind cultivated through meditation is a foundation for discernment. In this half-day retreat we will practice insight meditation through periods of sitting and walking meditation, first to reduce reactivity, then to investigate our own mind. With a clear mind we can see our own habits, patterns, and tendencies, and this allows insight to mature naturally. As our capacity to “see clearly” develops, wisdom grows and is evidenced in our wise response to all of life.

Beginners and ongoing students welcome and encouraged to attend.

When
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1pm – 4:30pm

Where
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA

Cost
$35 Base
$45 Sustaining (actual cost of the program)
$55 Contributing
Paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer additional dana (generosity) for the teacher at the end of the program. Please let us know if finances are an obstacle.

Registration
To register, select your preferred pricing option from the drop-down menu below and then click the button to submit payment via PayPal; in a day or two you will receive a confirmation email. Please email us at info@bostonmeditationcenter.org with any questions.

Payment Options

Teacher

Chris Crotty is a Buddhist teacher, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor in alternative medicine. Practicing meditation since 1998, he has taken retreat with Burmese monastics Sayadaw U Inndaka and Sayadaw U Tejaniya, scholar-practitioner Bhikkhu Analayo, western monastics of the Zen and Thai Forest tradition, and senior western Vipassana teachers. Chris was authorized to teach Buddhadharma in 2015, and in 2016 was encouraged to teach vipassana and metta by Sayadaw U Inndaka.

April 11: Insight Meditation and Relaxing the Mind

A Half-Day Meditation Retreat with Matthew Daniell

Description

Often when we learn to meditate we apply a kind of striving effort that gets in the way of the calm and clarity that we hope to achieve. In this retreat we will work with specific strategies to open and relax our attention as we practice on retreat together.

Learning to soften, open and receive experience rather than forcing our attention on it, helps us to recognize and grow a non-oppositional quality of present moment awareness. Rotating the meditative forms of sitting, walking, standing and lying down support this and help to grow continuity of light steady awareness. Little by little we learn to touch and trust a unique kind of relaxation of the mind which has clarity and alertness built in. This approach may help us to embrace wisely a wide range of our experiences in formal meditation, as well as daily life.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of meditators.

When
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1pm – 4:30pm

Where

The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA

Cost
$35 Base
$45 Sustaining (actual cost of the program)
$55 Contributing
Paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer additional dana (generosity) for the teacher at the end of the program. Please let us know if finances are an obstacle.

Registration
To register, select your preferred pricing option from the drop-down menu below and then click the button to submit payment via PayPal; in a day or two you will receive a confirmation email. Please email us at info@bostonmeditationcenter.org with any questions.

Payment Options

Teacher

Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years. He studied Zen in Japan, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in India, Burma, Thailand, and the United States. His teachers include Munindra, Dipa Ma, Larry Rosenberg, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. Matthew is a founder of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, as well as its primary and guiding teacher.