This 2-day 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 (click here for step-by-step instructions). You will be required 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 on both days—see our additional information tab.)
This weekend retreat is limited to 48 participants. One-day only registration is not available. Registration will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, July 7th. Late and walk-in registration will not be available. The program fee includes vegetarian lunches both days.
Registration for this program is closed.
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Experienced Practitioners Weekend Retreat offers an intensive opportunity to practice in the company of other dedicated practitioners. The meditation instructions offered will be suitable for those who have walked the Eightfold Noble Path for some time (three or more years) and are interested in deepening their practice through the ancient forms originally taught by the Buddha. We will cultivate a sense of connection with others through our shared experiences.
One of the many beautiful aspects of a weekend, non-residential retreat is the invitation to merge one’s everyday life with one’s dharma practice. In addition to periods of group sitting practice, this retreat includes open periods of individual practice in the four postures of sitting, walking, standing and lying down. This format is intended to encourage making the practice one’s own, and it offers the invitation to be aware and fluid in all four postures. This is called the practice of “evening out the postures” which means bringing an equally caring attentiveness to each posture.
On Saturday evening, after a short dharma teaching, there is a shared dharma talk in which a meditative question is presented. This question is responded to and investigated by those present who wish to share their process, challenges and understanding in the context of a non-judgmental and generous-spirited group.
This program is appropriate for experienced meditators who have been practicing Vipassana with dedication and perseverance for at least three years and who have sat one or more intensive silent retreats. Participants are expected to have a current daily meditation practice.
Full and partial scholarships are available. One-day only registration is not available for this retreat, participants are expected to fully attend both days.