Larry Rosenberg is the founder and a Guiding Teacher at CIMC. Larry is the author of Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Fully Alive, and Three Steps to Awakening: A Practice for Bringing Mindfulness to Life.
Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center where she has been teaching since it opened its doors in 1985. She is also one of the guiding teachers at IMS (the Insight Meditation Society) in Barre, Massachusetts. Narayan is the author of a small book entitled Life as Meditation, and The Magnanimous Heart; Compassion and Love, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation (Jan. 2019). Her training includes over 35 years in the Theravada tradition as well as ten years in the Chan tradition with the late Master Sheng-yen. She finds it a joy and a privilege to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested.
Madeline Klyne has loved the dharma since 1986. She is a co-founder and teacher of South Shore Insight Meditation Center and a visiting teacher at Insight Meditation Society. Madeline teaches retreats for LGBTQIA+ communities at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Garrison Institute. She has also taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in MA prisons. Madeline delights in exploring practice in daily life with all who are interested.
Matthew Hepburn: Core Teacher
Matthew Hepburn is a teacher of the dharma with extensive training and a passion for getting real about what it means to live well. He began offering meditation instruction in 2012 in schools, in prisons and here at CIMC. Today he teaches mindfulness, early Buddhist wisdom, and secular contemplative practices at meditation centers in New England and across North America, including at silent retreat centers such as the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and by developing content for broad audiences at Ten Percent Happier.
Olivia Hoblitzelle is a writer and teacher whose love of the dharma and Insight Meditation started in the early ‘70s, including practice for many years in a devotional tradition from India. She has taught contemplative practices in a wide range of venues, including being a pioneer in Mind/Body medicine and training health professionals through Harvard Medical School. Her best-selling book Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s (2010) won many awards. Her most recent book, Aging with Wisdom, was published in 2017.
George Mumford has taught meditation since 1986 in a range of environments, from prisons to Harvard Medical School. He is also a sports psychology consultant and a personal and organizational development consultant. In 2003, George was one of several teachers invited to participate in Healing through Great Difficulty: a meeting between His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, former Prisoners, and Meditation Teachers. George currently works with coach Phil Jackson and has consulted on each of the NBA championship teams Jackson coached. He works with high school, college, and Olympic athletes, inmates, and corporate executives. George is a sought-after public speaker at both business and athletic conferences, nationally and internationally, and is the author of The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance.
Zeenat Potia teaches meditation in Buddhist and secular spaces, and has taught at CIMC since 2014. She has been practicing vipassana for over 15 years and considers retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, foundational to her deepening in the dharma. Zeenat integrates a business career of over 20 years in strategic communications in the higher education, non-profit, and publishing sectors into her offerings. As a South Asian immigrant and a working mother, she aspires to create a more inclusive and sustainable world. Learn more at www.zeenatpotia.com.
Ron Denhardt practiced in both Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. In the early 1990s, Ron’s meditation practice began in earnest. He studied with many teachers before settling into practicing and volunteering at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, where he co-founded the Elders Sangha. In 2006, Ron also began teaching at CIMC, where he happily continued to teach until just a few months before he died peacefully on March 3, 2021. You can learn more about Ron and all he offered our CIMC community here: Ron Denhardt Tribute & Teachings.