The Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation in Wenham represents a marriage of two insight meditation lineages: one, represented by Chris Crotty, is a Burmese insight practice that primarily uses mindfulness of the breath as an anchor. The other, represented by Michael Bresnan, is a Thai/Lao insight practice that primarily uses a meditative hand movement as an anchor.
Both Chris and Michael function as Spiritual Directors of the Center. Despite the difference in technique, the core teaching is the same in both lineages, and attendees may practice either method in any of the classes offered at the Center. Practitioners are encouraged to move freely between these two core teachers’ classes.