This day of retreat will allow people ages 18 to 35 to gather and practice Insight Meditation (vipassana) in a supportive community setting. We will explore the beauty and wisdom of contentment. Living in a society where we are constantly pummeled with pressure to be more, do more, and have more, many of us find ourselves exhausted and dissatisfied. The Buddha taught that one can find lasting peace and happiness by graciously accepting who we are and what we have, right here in this present moment. Contentment is not to be confused with passivity or mediocrity. On the contrary, contentment is an empowering practice that enables us to find inner ease and spaciousness in the midst of existing conditions, whatever they may be.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our day together will include instructions on Insight Meditation and metta practice and will unfold in silent sitting and walking meditation, guidance and Q&A sessions. There will be time after the retreat ends for participants to gather informally for refreshments and discussion.
Zeenat Potia Zeenat Potia has served on the Board of Directors and taught meditation at CIMC since 2012. Currently she co-leads CIMC’s 35 & Under and Little Buddhas Affinity groups. When she was introduced to Vipassana meditation at CIMC in Cambridge in 2009, it was love at first breath. Her practice and teaching stem from an aspiration to create a kinder, wiser, and more sustainable world for all who live in it.