Insight Meditation for Beginners | Omega
May 2015
Matthew Daniell

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Insight Meditation for Beginners

Developing a Calm & Clear Mind

May 01, 2015 – May 03, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Matthew Daniell
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Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings more than 2,500 years ago. Its practice teaches us in a gentle, consistent way to calm and steady our mind by grounding our attention in the present moment.

When our mind is calm, it is fit to look into itself and all of life with more openness and clarity. This clarity leads to insight, which frees us from our own reactive patterns.

Through discussion and periods of silent meditation, we learn sitting and walking meditation methods, how to pay attention to our breath and body, and how the power of present moment awareness can touch and transform our hearts and minds. Emphasis is placed on letting the lessons we learn support the quality of our awareness in all that we do while at Omega and beyond. An optional mindful yoga session is offered each day to bring more ease and aliveness into our meditation practice.

This retreat is paced to support beginners; however, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is appropriate for anyone interested in Insight Meditation and for helping professionals who want to use skills they learn with their clients.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Matthew Daniell

Matthew Daniell has studied Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, and Insight Meditation since 1985, including a year as an ordained monk in Thailand. He is founder and guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and part of the religious services department at Phillips Exeter Academy.