Residential Retreats

June 6-13: The Path of Peace & Freedom: Spring Insight Meditation Retreat
September 19-22: The Dharma Life: Exploring the Eightfold Path

June 6-13: The Path of Peace & Freedom: Spring Insight Meditation Retreat

With Sayadaw U Inndaka, Chris Crotty, & May Myint Oo
Cosponsored by BMC and IMC Newburyport

Description
Insight meditation (vipassana) is the central Buddhist practice aimed at awakening. The Buddha taught that the cause of discontent and suffering can be understood, and this insight, or wisdom, is the natural foundation for greater peace, well-being, and freedom. Through the practice of insight meditation we calm and stabilize the mind, and then we investigate the mind’s true nature. We wake up to the truth of life, and we enjoy the freedom of our awakened mind.

On this retreat, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Inndaka and Chris Crotty will guide students in the development of insight through guided meditation, extended silence, individual interviews, and dharma talks. This is a unique opportunity to practice and learn with Sayadaw U Inndaka, and to rest your mind in the quiet natural surroundings of Insight Meditation Center Newburyport.

When
June 6-13, 2019 (Thursday to Thursday)

Where
Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport
West Newbury, MA

Cost
Residential: $630 (base); $770 (sustaining); $980 (contributing)
Commuter: $350 (base); $490 (sustaining); $560 (contributing)
Saturday only: $90
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. There are three payment levels for each option; paying at the highest level you can afford allows us to offer our programs to as many people as possible. 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).

Registration
To register, click the link below to download the registration form; if you need financial assistance, you may also download the scholarship application form. Fill out and return the registration form either by mail or email; to pay, you may send a $200 deposit along with your registration form, or you may pay in full now by selecting a payment option below and clicking “Register.” If you are registering for the Saturday-only option, you do not need to complete a registration form, you may just submit the $90. Further details are on the forms, but if you have questions, please email us at info@bostonmeditationcenter.org.

Registration Form and Waiver
Scholarship Application Form

Retreat Option

Teachers
Sayadaw U Inndaka was born in 1952 in Upper Burma and ordained in 1972. Starting in 1976 he practiced vipassana meditation in the Mahasi Meditation Center in Mandalay. In 1996 he became the abbot of the newly established Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center on the outskirts of Yangon, the capital of Burma (now called Myanmar). Sayadaw U Inndaka’s books on the practice of metta meditation and the factors of enlightenment have been translated into English and German.

May Myint Oo (Mimmi) has been practicing meditation since 1992. She sat intensive retreats for many years at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center, where she studied under Sayadaw U Janaka and was a volunteer translator and assistant to meditators. Since 2004 she has translated on a volunteer basis for Sayadaw U Inndaka at Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center and on his teaching trips to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, and elsewhere.

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.

September 19-22: The Dharma Life: Exploring the Eightfold Path

Integrated Meditation & Study Retreat

With Chris Crotty

Description

Following his awakening the Buddha taught a systematic and integrated path of practice, The Noble Eightfold Path. Organized into three areas of practice – meditation, wisdom, and integrity – this path provides a practical blueprint for a life that embodies our deepest potential as human beings. In this retreat we will explore the Buddha’s teachings as a living tradition–the intention being to explore the Eightfold path to discover its applicability to our whole life. As a meditation and study retreat, silent practice will be integrated with teacher led study periods focused on translating the teachings in a way that are personally and socially relevant, accessible, and meaningful to each students own authentic development of the Dharma.

All are welcome – open to beginners and experienced students. Enrollment will be limited to a small group – early registration strongly recommended.

When
September 19-22, 2019 (Thursday to Sunday)

Where
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center
Leyden, MA

Cost
Base: $390
Sustaining: $440
Supporting: $490

There are three payment levels; paying at the highest level you can afford allows us to offer our programs to as many people as possible.

Registration
To register, click the link below to download the registration form; if you need financial assistance, you may also download the scholarship application form. Fill out and return the registration form either by mail or email; to pay, you may send a $200 deposit along with your registration form, or you may pay in full now by selecting a payment option below and clicking “Register.” Further details are on the forms, but if you have questions, please email us at info@bostonmeditationcenter.org.

Registration Form and Waiver
Scholarship Application Form

Payment Level

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.