This program will be held in person at our center in Cambridge with CIMC’s Covid protocols in place (see below). Registration will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 13. Late and walk-in registration will not be available.
One of the most fundamental and common questions heard from meditation practitioners is, “What should I be doing when I meditate?” The answer to that question will depend, to a large degree, on which of two factors of mind the meditator wants to cultivate at that time: calm or investigation.
Understanding the function of and how to deepen calm and investigation are crucial skills to cultivate in one’s formal meditation practice. What does each serve? Which one will support my life in this or that way? What is needed now? We will explore the answers to these questions and more during our day of practice together.
This retreat will be supportive for both beginning and more experienced meditators. Our day together will include talks, discussion, sitting and walking meditation and learning from one another. There will be more than the usual time for group discussion so that we can explore the unique circumstances and practice questions from as many people in the group as possible. Everyone is welcome.
This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
CIMC’s Covid protocols:
- All participants must be fully vaccinated and document their Covid vaccination status via CrowdPass prior to arrival. You will be required to do so upon registration for the program.
- Masks may be required for this program. A decision on masking requirements will be communicated to all registrants two weeks prior to the program.
Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for over 30 years. In 2003 Chas was invited to be the Resident Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA where he continues to serve in that role. Chas is a CIMC Teacher, and a graduate of the four-year IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. He is interested in how the basic material of our everyday lives, including relationships, can be used as a vehicle for awakening. Chas teaches retreats at IMS and at Centers and Sanghas throughout the country.