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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Matthew Hepburn has been offering meditation instruction at CIMC since 2012. Beyond CIMC, he has taught meditation in prisons, in schools and as a trainee at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA where he is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.