In-person registration for this program is closed. You can still register online.
This program will be hosted both in-person and online (hybrid). This is the registration page to join Matthew Daniell in person at our Center in Cambridge. (Register here if you prefer to attend online.)
Walk-in registrations will not be available. Please bring a vegetarian lunch or plan to go out during the lunch break. Masks will be required throughout the Center, except while eating.
The Buddha's teaching called The Five Reflections illuminates how old age, illness, the inevitability of death, and the lawfulness of cause and effect can be powerful, liberating teachers in our lives. Paradoxically, turning towards the inevitability of change and loss can help us face and transform our fears.
With the strength of community support, we may grow our capacity to see into these universal aspects of being human with more wisdom and compassion. This can give us new resources to skillfully care for ourselves and others and help us to live richer and more fulfilling lives in the here and now.
This workshop is appropriate for beginners, as well as experienced meditators, and will combine periods of meditation, reflection, and discussion. Though open to everyone, it is not recommended for those experiencing grief from a recent loss or illness. This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1985. He studied Zen, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in the United States, India, Burma, and Thailand, where he was an ordained monk for a year. His main teaching mentor is CIMC founder Larry Rosenberg, with whom he co-taught for over 20 years. Matthew was a founder and the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, MA (2005-2022). He is the founder and guiding teacher of the North Shore Insight Meditation Center (2022-present). Since 2008, he has been a member of the Religious Services Department at Phillips Exeter Academy where he leads meditation groups for students and faculty. He also teaches at Omega, the Philadelphia Meditation Center and other locations.