Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
Smashnose Buddha

I know of no other single thing so conducive to misery as this uncultivated, untrained mind.

I know of no other single thing so conducive to well-being as this cultivated and well-trained mind.

The Buddha


CIMC garden crocus

You will soon find that thoughts are like the wind; they come and go. The secret is to not "think" about thoughts, but allow them to flow through the open mind.

Soygal Rinpoche

 

Welcome to CIMC

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Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Drop-ins

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  • Beginners' Drop-in
    with with Narayan Helen Liebenson
    Tuesday, July 22
    6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wednesday Evening Program
    A dharma talk offered by Akincano
    Wednesday, July 23
    7:35pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday Morning Retreat
    with Narayan Helen Liebenson
    Thursday, July 24
    9:00am-1:00pm
  • Afternoon Tea & Dharma Discussion
    with Madeline Klyne
    Thursday, July 24
    4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Metta Drop-In
    with Madeline Klyne
    Thursday, July 24
    6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Fourth Friday Evening Practice
    with Practice Leader
    Friday, July 25
    6:45pm-9:15pm
  • 32 & Under Drop-in
    with Zeenat Potia
    Sunday, July 27
    7:00pm-8:15pm


Membership

You may become a member of CIMC or renew your membership using our online form. For more information on membership, click here.

CIMC Endowment Fund
Our campaign to secure the future of CIMC through building an endowment continues. Donations may be made here to support CIMC by contributing to the Endowment Fund.

Homeworks

Working with Difficult Emotions
Week 1
When an emotion arises, remember: this emotion just wants to be felt. Then allow yourself to feel the emotion.
If you want to go further, say to yourself, "I want to feel this emotion." (If this becomes overwhelming, go back to the first.)
Week 2
When a difficult emotion arises, ask yourself: Is it possible to make space for this - whatever it may be?
Inner Freedom and Non-reactivity
Week 1
Be aware of stressful or reactive moments or mind states when they arise during the day. Try doing this at least three times a day. And make an "effort to inwardly pause and silently acknowledge that you are feeling contracted or unwell. Example are "I'm feeling afraid", "I'm feeling impatient" I'm feeling depressed"... The tone of the acknowledgement is non-judgmental, simply registering your experience with an open-hearted attitude if possible.
Forgiveness Practice Group
Week 1
Practice noticing what stands in the way of forgiveness. Forgiveness begins with experiencing our own pain.
Recollect someone you feel anger, bitterness, resentment towards—yourself, spouse, partner, parents, children, teacher, boss, co-worker, friend—anyone with whom there is agitation in your heart. When you bring this person to mind how does it feel? Are you holding on to any resentment? Open to/soften into any resistance.
Send your gratitude buddy three things you are grateful for.
Gently turn towards any resistance.

This Month's Calendar & Program Schedule

Larry's Book

CIMC Founder Larry Rosenberg’s new book, Three Steps to Awakening: A Practice for Bringing Mindfulness to Life, was recently published. To view a segment of the book that was featured in the January 2014 Shambhala Sun Magazine, click here.

About CIMC
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, established in 1985, is a nonprofit, nonresidential urban center for the practice of insight meditation, located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, USA. See About CIMC for more information.
CIMC Guiding Teachers
CIMC offers a place where people come together to learn, support, and deepen practice under the guidance of our three guiding meditation teachers: Larry Rosenberg, Narayan Helen Liebenson and Michael Grady.
Meditation Practice at CIMC
At CIMC, there are a number of different scheduled practices providing many ways to deepen one's meditation practice.
Getting Started at CIMC
CIMC offers beginning meditation instruction in different formats.
We Are a Welcoming Community
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center is dedicated to creating a space that welcomes all people regardless of cultural and religious background, race, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and physical ability.

As Guiding Teachers, we are committed to offering the essence of the Buddha's message of liberation and it is our intention to apply these teachings to every aspect of daily life. We recognize that for many people, everyday life means being subject to social injustice on a regular basis. As a community and institution, we are committed to the freedom -- both inner and outer -- of all beings. Hopefully, CIMC and the Buddha's teachings can contribute in a small way to the necessary changes that will facilitate social justice.

May we all cultivate wisdom and compassion and recognize the interdependence of all beings everywhere.

Narayan Helen Liebenson
Larry Rosenberg
Michael Grady

Click here to view CIMC's statement on the ordination of women.
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