9am to 5pm, Saturday, November 2, 2013
In the McFarlin Chapel at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 2 Westford Street, Chelmsford
The practice of mindfulness, simple yet powerful, is the heart of meditation and the supreme antidote to distraction. Being mindful allows us to be more alert, calm and spacious. It truly is the gateway to liberation because we experience our bodies, emotions and thoughts with greater clarity and balance.
The core of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, that quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Silent sitting and walking meditation, the first steps in formal practice, become the foundation and continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with a greater openness and willingness to learn.
Matthew Daniell is Guiding Teacher at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport (IMCN). He has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 25 years, having studied Zen in Japan, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in India, Burma, Thailand, and the United States. His teachers include Munindra, Dipa Ma, Larry Rosenberg, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. In addition to serving as the primary teacher at IMCN, Matthew also teaches at various retreat centers including the Omega Institute, the Philadelphia Meditation Center, the Insight Meditation Society, Kripalu, and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. He teaches Buddhism at the Tufts University Summer School and is a member of the Religious Services Department at Phillips Exeter Academy where he leads meditation groups for students and faculty.
This event is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators alike. Participants should bring their own lunches and meditation cushions or benches as desired; chairs will be available. The workshop will take place in the Chapel from 9am to 5pm, followed by an informal tea and discussion.
The workshop is freely offered, however donations to support the teacher and church are welcome.
For more information please contact Tim Little: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly RSVP by Friday, October 25.