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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students (7 days)

June 10 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

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.

Participants are required to have sat at least one meditation retreat lasting a week or longer in any Buddhist tradition. Please document this when registering.


Matthew Daniell

Matthew Daniell has practiced Buddhism since 1985. He is a founder and the guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, MA, and a member of the religious services department at Phillips Exeter Academy. He teaches nationally.

Doug Phillips

Doug Phillips has taught insight meditation since 1995. The guiding teacher of Empty Sky Sangha in West Cornwall, CT, he has been deeply influenced by Vimala Thakar and J. Krishnamurti, and is authorized to teach Koan Zen.


Mary Gates

Mary Gates has practiced insight meditation since 1998. Prior to that, she taught in the Christian contemplative tradition for 20 years and currently teaches at Empty Sky Sangha, CT. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice.

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