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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat (5 days)
February 3 – 8, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)
The core of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, that quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Silent sitting and walking meditation, the first steps in formal practice, become the foundation and continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with a greater openness and willingness to learn. The ordinary activities of retreat life become a part of the practice because the challenges they offer help us develop the art of mindful living.
This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
Larry Rosenberg practiced Zen for 10 years before coming to vipassana meditation. The founding teacher of Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, he was a guiding teacher at IMS for 15 years. His latest book is Three Steps to Awakening: The Practice of Bringing Mindfulness to Life.
Listen to one of Larry's talks: Dogen's Instructions to the Cook - Part 1 given at IMS on July 10, 2010 – 47 minutes, 32.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Michael Grady has been a guiding teacher for more than 20 years at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. He has practiced insight meditation since 1974 and also trained with the late Master Sheng Yen. He encourages including all of life as an opportunity for awakening.
Listen to one of Michael's talks: Not Self: We Are Included in Nature given at IMS on August 25, 2009 – 52 minutes, 35.3 MB (Download, Stream)
Sara Schedler has practiced insight meditation for 15 years, and has undergone long-term training in both Asia and the West. She has taught at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for the past two years.