Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday Evening Program
Dharma Talk offered by Jack Engler
Wednesday, October 22
Mindful Break: 7:15pm-7:30pm
Dharma Talk: 7:30pm-8:45pm
Thursday Morning Retreat
Thursday, October 23
Afternoon Tea & Dharma Discussion
with Madeline Klyne
Thursday, October 23
with Madeline Klyne
Friday, October 24
with Practice Leader
Saturday, October 25
35 & Under Drop-in
with Zeenat Potia
Sunday, October 26
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CIMC Endowment Fund
Our campaign to secure the future of CIMC through building an endowment continues.Donations may be made here to support CIMC by contributing to the Endowment Fund.
The Five Hindrances with Madeline Klyne
Begin to notice desire. Are you judging it? If you become aware that you are lost in a memory, fantasy, or wanting something to be different try to experience it in your body. What are the sensations? Where do you notice it in the body? Is it pleasant/unpleasant? What are the thoughts emotions associated with it?
Working with Aversion (ill will, hatred, anger, fear, boredom, annoyance, irritation, impatience, judging-mind)
a- Bring mindfulness to aversion. Experience it in the body. What are the sensations? Where do you notice it? Is it Pleasant, unpleasant or neutral? Are there any specific emotions or thoughts that arise with aversion?
b- Notice layers of aversion. Judging self for being angry about something or annoyed at being fearful of something
continue to be mindful of desire and aversion.
Make the effort to be mindful of anger. Open to it. Aware of how it feels, how it is expressed on the body, mind, notice if identified or attached to the anger.
Begin to notice sloth and torpor-sleepiness, sluggishness, dullness, fogginess, lack of vitality in sitting/daily life.
Continue to be mindful of desire, aversion sloth and torpor
Make the effort to be mindful of restlessness, worry, anxiousness (agitation, remorse, nervousness and jumpiness)
Open to it. Aware of how it feels, how it is expressed on the body, mind, heart.
1) Continue to be mindful of desire, aversion, sloth and torpor and restlessness
Happiness through Harmlessness with Madeline Klyne
Begin to explore/investigate non-harming. Also notice when you have harmed yourself or another what motivated the action.
Exploring refraining from killing living creatures and to practice compassionate action.
1) Exploring refraining from taking that which is not given and to practice generosity.
Begin to explore refraining from using sexual energies unwisely or uncaringly and practicing responsibility in all your relationships.
Refrain from harmful speech and practice kind speech.
Explore refraining from the misuse of alcohol and drugs and practicing caring for your body and mind.
Practice renunciation of thinking for 15 minutes each day (in formal sitting or other postures), meaning:
When a thought arises, label it in this way: Say to yourself, "Having the thought that . . ." and quote or describe the content. If the thought is an imaginary conversation with someone, say, "Having the thought of a conversation with [X] about [Y]." If the thought is a visual memory/fantasy ("movie"), say to yourself, "Having the thought of . . . [name whatever is happening].
Renunciation is non-addiction. What does this mean? Investigate this question when there are difficulties and obstacles. Also inquire into this question when you are in the midst of experiencing pleasure.
Continue your investigation of renunciation as non-addiction. What are you dependent on? What is it that keeps you unfree, or or that keeps you numb?
CIMC launches its 2014 Annual Appeal
We are asking the entire CIMC community to step forward, to value and sustain the Center. To meet this year’s goals we need to raise $103,000 by November 30. Every contribution makes a difference. Thank you for your support.
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, established in 1985, is a nonprofit, nonresidential urban center for the practice of insight meditation, located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, USA. See About CIMC for more information.
CIMC Guiding Teachers
CIMC offers a place where people come together to learn, support, and deepen practice under the guidance of our three guiding meditation teachers: Larry Rosenberg, Narayan Helen Liebenson and Michael Grady.
Meditation Practice at CIMC
At CIMC, there are a number of different scheduled practices providing many ways to deepen one's meditation practice.
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center is dedicated to creating a space that welcomes all people regardless of cultural and religious background, race, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and physical ability.
As Guiding Teachers, we are committed to offering the essence of the Buddha's message of liberation and it is our intention to apply these teachings to every aspect of daily life. We recognize that for many people, everyday life means being subject to social injustice on a regular basis. As a community and institution, we are committed to the freedom -- both inner and outer -- of all beings. Hopefully, CIMC and the Buddha's teachings can contribute in a small way to the necessary changes that will facilitate social justice.
May we all cultivate wisdom and compassion and recognize the interdependence of all beings everywhere.
Narayan Helen Liebenson Larry Rosenberg
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