Mahasati Insight meditation is a form of Vipassana meditation originating from Southeast Asia. The objective of Mahasati meditation is the elimination of mental and emotional suffering through the clear seeing and understanding of the body and mind in the present moment. The practice is based on the teaching of the 20th century Thai meditation master, Luangpor Teean Jittasubho, and uses attention to the movement of the body as an anchor for mindfulness and insight practice.
Achan Da is an ordained Thai Forest Monk. He has been teaching meditation for over 30 years, and was a close student of Thai meditation master Luangpor Teean Jittasubho. He is currently Abbott of our sister center, in Redding, CT. Achan Niphen is also a Thai Forest monk, and was a student of Luangpor Teean. He has been teaching for over 20 years. He is Assistant Abbott of Wat Sanamnai in Thailand, and of our sister center in CT. Michael Bresnan is a licensed psychologist, and has been practicing insight meditation for over 25 years. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Centers for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation in Wenham, MA and Redding, CT.
Mahasati does not require the adoption of any religious beliefs, and the retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. While the Saturday retreat will be conducted mostly in silence, it will also include a Dhamma talk and discussion periods, in both the morning and afternoon. Partial attendance is permitted, and a vegetarian lunch will be served.
There is no charge to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted and necessary for us to continue to offer our programs. Please register in advance by emailing Michael@cfmim.org, so we know how much food to prepare.