The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center offers a variety of programs for people to practice meditation and learn about the Theravada Buddhist teachings. They offer daily sittings, drop-in guided meditations, dharma talks and workshops at their quiet retreat center in an urban setting.
Leadership and Affiliation:
CIMC is a nonprofit, nonresidential urban center that offers an environment for the contemplative life to be developed and protected. It is governed by an 11-member board, comprised of its guiding teachers and community practitioners. Five full-time staff members support its administration.
The guiding teachers of CIMC are Larry Rosenberg and Narayan Liebenson, along with core teachers Madeline Klyne and Matthew Hepburn. They have been practicing and teaching insight meditation since 1985, with extensive training in Vipassana, Metta, and Mindfulness Yoga.
The CIMC community offers a variety of weekly groups and classes, including a Wednesday evening Dharma talk program. The group is open to all and offers a free opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about the practice of meditation.
Other onsite offerings include:
Workshops are day or weekend-long events that provide opportunities to deepen and intensify your meditation practice. They generally include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and question and answer sessions.
CIMC hosts one to three-day, non-residential silent meditation retreats on weekends throughout the year. These retreats are a wonderful way to cultivate qualities of confidence, perseverance, mindfulness, concentration and the unfolding of wisdom and compassion. The retreat environment also encourages the development of a sense of continuity in your practice.