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 LGBTQ 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 has been offering meditation instruction at CIMC since 2012. Beyond CIMC, he has taught meditation in prisons, in schools and at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA where he is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.
Ron Denhardt has practiced Insight Meditation and in the Zen tradition since 1989. He has been teaching at CIMC since 2006, where he teaches the Elders’ Group and other classes. He also teaches meditation at colleges, adult education centers, and other community organizations. He finds it very heartening when practitioners realize personal freedom is possible and that their own freedom will be beneficial to all.
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.
Doug Phillips has taught insight meditation since 1995. He brings a strong commitment and interest to the integration of formal practice and intimacy in relationships in daily living. His teaching has been deeply influenced by Larry Rosenberg, Vimala Thakar and J. Krishnamurti, and he is the Senior Guiding Teacher for Empty Sky Sangha in West Cornwall, CT and Lexington, MA. Doug is also an authorized teacher of Koan Zen in the Soto tradition and a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA. His talks are available at emptyskysangha.org, the Insight Meditation Society and Dharma Seed.
Zeenat Potia has taught meditation at CIMC since 2014, and served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2019. She is an immigrant to the United States, and a working mother of two young daughters. Her teaching stems from an aspiration to create a kinder, wiser, and more inclusive and sustainable world for all who live in it. Zeenat has over 15 years of combined meditation and yoga training, including extensive silent retreat experience at the Insight Meditation Society and a 200-hour yoga certification through YogaWorks.
She teaches at Decibel Therapeutics, Cambridge Health Alliance’s Center for Homicide Bereavement, and other organizations in the Boston area. She is also an instructor for Harvard Pilgrim’s Mind the Moment program and eMindful. Zeenat integrates a business career of over 20 years in strategic communications in the higher education, non-profit, and publishing sectors at Harvard Business School, Oxfam America, and the Times of India into her corporate offerings. To learn more, visit her website here.