Retreats are an invitation to nurture a continuity of mindfulness. The “Retreat for New Retreatants” is a supportive opportunity for those who have little or no meditation retreat experience to practice for a full day in the company of others who are also new to silent retreats.
Our time together will include instructions on how to be on retreat, meditation instructions and guidance as well as a sequence of relatively short sitting and walking meditation sessions. The day will be spent mainly in silence, however, there will be adequate time for questions and discussion, including an exploration of how to sustain formal practice in daily life.
This day-long program is appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to revisit the basics of meditation and deepen their practice. Everyone is welcome.
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Zeenat Potia has taught meditation at CIMC since 2014 and served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2019. She 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 inclusive and sustainable world for all who live in it. Zeenat has over 15 years of combined meditation and yoga training, including extensive silent retreat experience at the Insight Meditation Society and a 200-hour yoga certification through YogaWorks.