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Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat (3 days)

February 28 – March 3, 2015 (Saturday to Tuesday)

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From the perspective of the Buddha’s teachings, there are basically two ways that we as human beings can live our lives. We can be either mindful of the present moment and its contents, or not. The consequences are diametrically opposed. Being mindful of the present moment supports happiness in our lives. Not being mindful leads to suffering. During this silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, we will explore various techniques and approaches that train the heart and mind to be present in a way that is both relaxed and alert.

Teachers

Madeline Klyne

Madeline Klyne has loved the dharma since 1986. A co-founder of South Shore Insight Meditation Center, she teaches there and at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Madeline also leads retreats for LGBTIQ communities at other meditation centers.

Listen to one of Madeline's talks: Life is Fleeting given at IMS on September 15, 2007 – 47 minutes, 21.5 MB (Download, Stream)

Chas DiCapua

Chas DiCapua has offered meditation since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.

Listen to one of Chas's talks: The Illusion of Not Good Enough given at IMS on October 8, 2011 – 67 minutes, 45.8 MB (Download, Stream)

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