Participation in a retreat is an extremely valuable way to deepen one’s insight meditation practice. A retreat offers the opportunity to experience an extended period of uninterrupted practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Our retreats are primarily conducted in silence, though there are Dhamma talks and short discussion periods built into the schedule.
We offer retreats at both of our centers
We offer nonresidential one-day and weekend retreats in Wenham, MA, and Redding, CT. In Redding, there are also a few beds that can be reserved on a first-come basis. We also periodically offer five-day residential retreats at an offsite retreat center.
Please see below for the schedule of upcoming Mahasati retreats. Questions about retreats in Redding should be directed to Negin at ReddingMeditation.org, and questions about retreats in Wenham, or about any offsite residential retreats, should be directed to Michael at CFMIM.org.
Retreats at Massachusetts and Connecticut Centers
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, …
This Retreat is an excellent opportunity to deepen your meditation practice by allowing you to cultivate self-awareness for an extended period of time without distraction. The retreat will be led by Achan Da and Achan Niphen, both ordained Thai Forest Monks, and meditation masters who have been teaching for decades and who practiced under Thai meditation master …