Registration for this program is closed as it has reached capacity.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a waitlist.
This program will be held in person at our center in Cambridge with CIMC’s Covid protocols in place:
- All participants must be fully vaccinated and document their Covid vaccination status via CrowdPass prior to arrival. You will be invited to do so upon registration for the program.
- Masks must be worn while inside the meditation center, except during lunch. (A vegetarian meal will be provided—see our additional information tab.)
This retreat is limited to 48 participants. Registration will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, April 21st. Late and walk-in registration will not be available.
The Buddha said: “When mindfulness of breathing is developed and cultivated, it is of great fruit and great benefit. When mindfulness of breathing is developed and cultivated, it fulfills the four foundations of mindfulness. When the four foundations of mindfulness are developed and cultivated, they fulfill the seven factors of enlightenment. When the seven enlightenment factors are developed and cultivated, they fulfill true knowledge and liberation.”
We will use our day together to explore mindfulness of the body, including the full awareness of breathing. In the process, we will cultivate greater openness of heart, and explore how shifts of perception give rise to insight into the truth of the way things are. Our aspiration is to know the direct experience of breath, body, and heart, as a path that opens to wisdom (pañña) and compassion (karuna).
This program is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators. Our time together will include guided mediation periods, talks and time for discussion and questions.
Full and partial scholarships are available. Everyone is welcome.
Devin Berry has been an Insight meditation practitioner since 2000. He has a passion for daily life practices, exploring long retreat forms of practice and the Buddha’s liberative teachings. He has been trained and empowered by the Insight Meditation Society to teach. Devin counts many influences on his practice and teaching. He has gratitude for receiving direct mentoring from Lyn Fine, Larry Yang, Andrea Fella, Carol Wilson and Joseph Goldstein. He shares the influence of his teachers' mentors including Thich Nhat Hanh, Munindra-ji, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Devin is passionate about the power of witnessing and storytelling as a liberation tool. He is deeply committed to the personal and collective liberation of marginalized communities knowing that through the integration of reflection and insight, clarity and wisdom give rise to wise action.
Tara Mulay teaches and mentors Insight Meditation practitioners to refine their mindfulness practice, both on the meditation cushion and in daily life. Her practice and teachings stem from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw, and she has gratefully drawn influence from many other teachers within and outside of the Mahasi lineage, including Howard Cohn, Kamala Masters, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Ayya Anandabodhi. Tara practiced criminal defense law in California for over 20 years. In 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Insight Sangha. In the spring of 2019, she relocated to Western Massachusetts and served as the Interim Guiding Teacher of Insight Meditation Community of Western Massachusetts from 2020-2021. To learn more visit taramulay.com.