“Parenting is the best monastery for cultivating mindfulness.” ~ Jon Kabat Zinn
Children are one of life's greatest gifts and having and raising young beings inevitably encompasses the ten thousand joys and ten thousand sorrows of this given life. How do we navigate these joyful, exhausting, challenging years with wisdom and compassion? Is it possible to connect to our inner wisdom, and let that guide and support us along the way?
Join other parents for a six-week exploration of various themes that we encounter frequently in our role as parents and that are also central in the spiritual realm: impermanence, compassion, patience, and others.
This program is appropriate for parents of all ages. No prior meditation experience is required. Each session will include meditation practice, teaching and time for discussion and questions.
We hope this meeting time will allow both working and stay at home parents to attend during lunch hour. Babies up to 6 months of age (pre-crawlers) are welcome to attend with their parent.
Zeenat Potia is an immigrant to the United States, and a working mother of two young daughters. Her teaching stems from an aspiration to create a kinder, wiser, and more sustainable world for all who live in it. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Zeenat grew up immersed in its diverse religious and secular traditions, and this inspired her inquiry into meditation. Arriving at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in 2009, it was love at first breath.
Zeenat has over 15 years of combined meditation and yoga training, including extensive silent retreat experience at the Insight Meditation Society, a 200-hour yoga certification through YogaWorks, and certification through Mindful Schools. She teaches mindfulness at Harvard University, Cambridge Public Schools, Decibel Therapeutics, and other organizations in the Boston area. She also teaches at CIMC, where she has served on the Board of Directors, since 2012. Zeenat integrates a business career of over 20 years in strategic communications in the higher education, non-profit, and publishing sectors at Harvard Business School, Oxfam America, and the Times of India into her corporate offerings.