Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
Reclining Buddha

Concentrate on what
you do, wholly,
just here and now,
and quite naturally,
of itself,
you will find the way.

—Zen Master Rinzai


Buddha in shadow

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.

—Ajahn Chah

Schedule & Registration

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Because we do not take registrations over the phone, you must register for CIMC programs online, by mail, or by coming to the office during office hours. See our contact page for details.

Getting Started

Introductory instruction in the practice of insight meditation (Vipassana).

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Wednesday Evening Talks

Most Wednesday evenings, as part of the Wednesday Evening Program, a guest teacher or CIMC teacher offers a Dharma talk or discussion on practice.

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Meditation Practice Groups

Meditation Practice Groups meet weekly. Each meeting includes meditation instruction, formal practice, and discussion. The groups offer support for maintaining and deepening our meditation practice and integrating mindfulness into our daily activities.

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Workshops

Workshops offer an opportunity to intensify every aspect of meditation practice. They generally include periods of sitting and walking meditation practice, Dharma talks, and question and answer periods. They are designed for people relatively new to Vipassana as well as people with extensive experience. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch or plan to go out to eat in the neighborhood.

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Late Registration
If your registration is received after 12 pm (noon) on Thursday, you will need to make alternate meal plans. Retreats are sometimes filled to capacity, so please do not assume that there will be space available at the last minute.
Cancellation policy
We are sorry but in the event of a cancellation, CIMC cannot provide credit to be applied toward future courses. A full refund (minus a $5 processing fee) will be provided for cancellations made 72 hours before the start time of a practice group, retreat or workshop. Cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice to CIMC are not eligible for a refund.
Work Exchange
For those on a limited income, we provide work exchange and scholarship to all who request it. Please see our work exchange page.

Special Events

Please join us for special events and programming held throughout the year, including Benefits and the holiday gatherings.

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Retreats

The support of the retreat environment encourages continuity of awareness, and can help develop qualities such as confidence, perseverance, mindfulness, concentration and the unfolding of wisdom and compassion. Retreats are held in silence and meals are provided. All retreats include instruction, interviews and/or discussion in addition to meditation practice. There is also a short period of mindful work.

Registrations must be received by noon on Thursday before the retreat. It is possible to register for one day of a two-day retreat. If you are new to retreats at CIMC, it is possible to register for just the first day of a two-day retreat but not just the second day. Please call the office for more information.

CIMC is unable to provide housing. We can suggest places to stay that are within walking and driving distance of the Center.

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