We teach and practice a type of meditation known as Mahasati (“great awareness” in Pali) meditation. It is a form of Vipassana (Insight) meditation that originated in Southeast Asia.
Mahasati meditation cultivates self-awareness through attention to the body’s movement while also observing the actions of the mind in the present moment. This ultimately leads to a direct and profound understanding of the origins of suffering in human experience and points toward ultimate liberation.
While Mahasati meditation has its roots in Buddhism, it is unnecessary to accept any religious doctrine to practice. Also, no rituals are associated with this teaching, making it easy to practice conjointly with any other spiritual practice.
We have in-person meditation practice sessions every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning in Wenham. Our Wednesday practice is also available via Zoom.
We offer both off-site residential retreats, and bi-monthly, on-site one-day retreats. Our retreats are usually led by Achan Da and/or by psychologist and Founder, Michael Bresnan, Ph.D.
Our mindfulness workshops here at the Center follow the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.