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Meditation sessions and workshops are suitable for practitioners at all levels, including beginners, and both cushions and chairs are available for sitting. Regular practice sessions are generally held in Wenham every Saturday morning, from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, and every Wednesday evening, from 7:00 to 8:15 PM. First time visitors should contact michael@mahasatimeditation.org prior to attending a session in order to arrange an introduction to our practice. There is no formal charge to attend weekly meditation sessions or one-day workshops, though donations are gratefully accepted to help cover our costs.
Jul
28
Fri
Weekend Retreat Led by Thai Forest Monks and Meditation Masters, Achan Da & Achan Niphen @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

Sign Up for our Spring Weekend Retreat which will run from 7:00 PM Friday, July 28, to 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 30.This Retreat is an excellent opportunity to deepen your meditation practice by allowing you to cultivate self- awareness for an extended period of time without distraction.

The retreat will be led by Achan Da and Achan Niphen, both of whom are ordained Thai Forest Monks, and meditation masters who practiced under Luangpor Teean. Achan Da He has been teaching meditation for over 35 years and currently serves as Abbott of the Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation in Redding, CT. Achan Niphen has been teaching for 25 years, and is the Assistant Abbott of both Wat Sanamnai monastery in Thailand, and of our sister center in CT.

While the retreat will be conducted mainly in silence, there will also be Dharma talks and question and answer periods. And, as is the tradition with meditation retreats, all attendees will have a private interview period with Achan Da or Achan Niphen, as a further aid to their practice.

Hours of practice during the retreat will be from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, and from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday. Practitioners may also elect to attend either Saturday or Sunday only. The cost to attend the full retreat is $40 and will include lunch, and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. This fee only partially covers our costs, so additional donations are greatly appreciated, and necessary for us to keep our doors open. On the other hand, if the fee is a hardship due to one’s present circumstances, it will be waived.

This is a non-residential retreat, meaning participants will return home at the end of each day, or secure other nearby sleeping arrangements. But, the idea is to limit one’s time at home to only the time needed to sleep and have breakfast in the morning, in order to avoid getting caught up in daily concerns. This will allow you to have the rare experience of continuity of mindfulness over a more extended time period.

Registration and payment is required by Saturday June 22. Please request a registration form by e-mailing: Michael@MahasatiMeditation.org. Refunds are possible up to June 22, but not thereafter.

For more information, contact: Michael@MahasatiMeditation.org

Jul
29
Sat
Pre-Meditation Buddhist Chanting Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Jul 29 @ 9:15 am – 9:25 am

Each Saturday we are offering an optional short Buddhist recitation practice prior to our regular meditation session. This offering runs from 9:15 to 9:25, and is for those who wish to place their insight meditation practice within the context of a broader and more explicit Buddhist path. At the same time, it is not necessary for you to see yourself as an adherent of the Buddhist religion in order to participate in this pre-meditation practice. Drop in sometime and see if it feels helpful for you.

Saturday Morning Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Aug
2
Wed
Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Please contact Michael@MahasatiMeditation.org before attending for the first time, in order to arrange an introduction to the practice.

Aug
5
Sat
Pre-Meditation Buddhist Chanting Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 5 @ 9:15 am – 9:25 am

Each Saturday we are offering an optional short Buddhist recitation practice prior to our regular meditation session. This offering runs from 9:15 to 9:25, and is for those who wish to place their insight meditation practice within the context of a broader and more explicit Buddhist path. At the same time, it is not necessary for you to see yourself as an adherent of the Buddhist religion in order to participate in this pre-meditation practice. Drop in sometime and see if it feels helpful for you.

Saturday Morning Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Aug
9
Wed
Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Please contact Michael@MahasatiMeditation.org before attending for the first time, in order to arrange an introduction to the practice.

Aug
12
Sat
Pre-Meditation Buddhist Chanting Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 12 @ 9:15 am – 9:25 am

Each Saturday we are offering an optional short Buddhist recitation practice prior to our regular meditation session. This offering runs from 9:15 to 9:25, and is for those who wish to place their insight meditation practice within the context of a broader and more explicit Buddhist path. At the same time, it is not necessary for you to see yourself as an adherent of the Buddhist religion in order to participate in this pre-meditation practice. Drop in sometime and see if it feels helpful for you.

Saturday Morning Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Aug
16
Wed
Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice @ Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Please contact Michael@MahasatiMeditation.org before attending for the first time, in order to arrange an introduction to the practice.