This program will be hosted both in-person and online (hybrid). This is the registration page to join Tara Mulay and Devin Berry in person at our Center in Cambridge. (Register here if you prefer to attend online.)
In-person space is limited. Registration will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 6th. Walk-in registrations will not be available. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Masks will be required throughout the Center, except while eating lunch.
The Buddha’s teachings recognize ten qualities of the heart-mind, known as the Pāramīs, that support awakening. Patience, courage, and compassion (a flavor of loving-kindness) are three of these Pāramīs. These three qualities can be developed in our daily-life practice as well as during the meditative process, enabling us to live our lives more skillfully, with greater wisdom and inner freedom.
During this retreat, we will practice primarily in noble silence as we ground in mindfulness meditation. Our time together will include sitting and walking meditation periods, teaching, and time for questions. Relational practices will also be offered. This program is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students.
This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
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.