Introduction to Insight Meditation

An Evening Talk
Friday, June 19, 20209 ✦ 7-9pm
Brownell Talbot School James Library


The Liberating Effect of Mindfulness

A Non-Residential Weekend Retreat
Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21, 2020 
10am-4pm

Brownell Talbot School James Library

The Evening Talk ...
“If you want to understand your mind, sit down and
​observe it.” 

These simple instructions, offered by one of the elders in the western Insight Meditation tradition, point to the power of this ancient form of meditation. Cultivating the concentration, kindness and insight, insight can lead to profound inner healing, transformation and growth. Join meditation teacher and author Oren Jay Sofer for this intimate evening exploring the foundations of this ancient practice. The evening will include a guided meditation, talk and time for questions and answers. 


Non-Residential Weekend Retreat ...

This weekend non-residential retreat provides a valuable opportunity to deepen the skills of awareness and to cultivate an open heart. Together, we will seek balance and freedom within the changing flow of life. You’ll learn the basic tools and principles behind Insight Meditation, andhave an opportunity to deepen your existing meditation practice  Oren will offer guidance in developing attitudes of mind that support relaxation, courageous inquiry, and an authentic encounter with one’s own heart.

This silent retreat is open to all levels of experience and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, talks and question/answer sessions.


Teachings are freely offered at no charge, but registration is requiredand space is limited. Teacher donations are encouraged. Cushions, chairs, benches, blankets, water and tea will be available. Vegetarian lunch served on Saturday. 

Introduction to Mindfulness 

A Mindful
​Community

Retreats with Oren Jay Sofer June 19-21, 2020! 

“The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” - Jon Kabat Zinn


​​The Wisdom House is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and growing the mindfulness community. People of all ages and from all walks of life find clarity, wisdom and contentment from the practices of mindfulness. Today we know more than ever about the science behind these practices and their positive effect on emotional well-being, ​health, relationships, and life choices.With confidence that mindfulness can serve our community in uniquely profound ways, Wisdom House supports and funds mindfulness programs and teachers in the hopes of cultivating a thriving and expanding mindfulness community.

​​Cultivating a more mindful community

This 10 minute introductory video is provided by the University of Massachusetts Center For Mindfulness, the founding institution for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

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