Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
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I know of no other single thing so conducive to misery as this uncultivated, untrained mind.

I know of no other single thing so conducive to well-being as this cultivated and well-trained mind.

The Buddha

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You will soon find that thoughts are like the wind; they come and go. The secret is to not "think" about thoughts, but allow them to flow through the open mind.

Soygal Rinpoche


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Please Note

CIMC will be closed on Monday, April 21. Scheduled interviews will still take place in the Teacher’s Room on this day, and members will still be able to use the Center for individual practice.

Upcoming Programs

There is still time to sign up for the Practice Groups below.

Upcoming Drop-ins

For more information about all of CIMC's drop-ins »

  • Beginners' Drop-in
    with Narayan
    Tuesday, April 22
  • Wednesday Evening Program
    A Dharma talk offered by Andrew Olendzki
    Wednesday, April 23
  • Thursday Morning Retreat
    with Practice Leader
    Thursday, April 24
  • Metta Drop-in
    with Madeline Klyne
    Thursday, April 24
  • Fourth Friday Evening Practice
    with Practice Leader
    Friday, April 25
    For more information and registration »
  • 32 & Under Drop-in
    with Sara Schedler
    Sunday, April 27


You may become a member of CIMC or renew your membership using our online form. For more information on membership, click here.

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.


Experienced Practitioner's Group
The homework continues to be Renounce Hurrying
Renounce worrying when going to sleep or if waking in the middle of the night. Find alternatives to worry such as metta or other concentration or awareness practices.
Notice when you do not worry (and when you worry)
Be aware of when worrying is not happening—as well as when it is.
Fathomless Treasures
Week 1
Impermanence-contemplate what has already disappeared in your life.. contemplate that things that are here today are gone tomorrow. Ask yourself what really matters?
  • I am of the nature to age. I am subject to aging. Aging is unavoidable or I have not gone beyond aging.
  • See aging in oneself and others
  • Gratitude practice
Way of Awareness
Week 1
Try and sit every day. Could be as short as 5 or 10 minutes. And 20 minutes is great!
Relaxation of Inner Freedom
Week 1
Throughout the day, every time you remember, relax and soften the eyes. Try doing it when you're outside walking or enjoying nature. And try doing it when you're interacting with others. The effort is simply to remember to do it and its really just giving the eyes permission to relax. The eyes may not relax and that's OK. No problem!

This Month's Calendar & Program Schedule

Executive Director Search

The search for our Executive Director position is now open. Click here for more information.

Larry's Book

CIMC Founder Larry Rosenberg’s new book, Three Steps to Awakening: A Practice for Bringing Mindfulness to Life, was recently published. To view a segment of the book that was featured in the January 2014 Shambhala Sun Magazine, click here.

About CIMC
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.
Getting Started at CIMC
CIMC offers beginning meditation instruction in different formats.
We Are a Welcoming Community
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
Michael Grady

Click here to view CIMC's statement on the ordination of women.
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