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on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 09:54

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies


The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in the current world. The center’s purpose is to encourage the integration of study and practice, and to investigate the relationship between scholarly understanding and meditative insight. It encourages engagement with the tradition in a spirit of genuine inquiry.


Newton Community Education


NCE offers to the Greater Newton community a series of talks by leading practitioners and teachers of Mindfulness. Each speaker will talk about their personal journey and the insights they have gained through the practice of mindfulness meditation. Please click on the link above for a schedule of this season's talks.


Boston Shambhala Center


Located in Brookline, Massachusetts, the Boston Shambhala Center is part of an international community of meditation centers led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Free meditation instruction is available as well as daily sittings, frequent dharma talks, a wide variety of classes, and many weekend programs.


Cambridge Insight Meditation Center


Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CIMC is a non-residential urban center for the teaching and practice of insight meditation. CIMC's programs and facilities are designed to provide a strong foundation for daily practice. Programs includes daily sittings, weekly dharma talks, ongoing classes and practice groups, teacher interviews, and a variety of weekend meditation retreats.


Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy


Our affiliate organization in Los Angeles, the Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy is a non-profit organization committed to exploring and teaching the practice of mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy. The Center was founded by Concetta Alfano, Trudy Goodman, and Marjorie Schuman, each an accomplished psychotherapist with extensive experience in meditation. The Center offers training to psychotherapists through workshops, retreats, conferences and special programs, and is an accredited continuing education provider.


Dharma Seed Archive


Preserves the oral tradition of contemporary dharma teaching by taping talks and instructions given by teachers at various retreat centers around the country, and supports the daily practice of students everywhere by making these tapes and other materials inexpensively available to all.


Insight LA


Insight LA is a Buddhist meditation center founded by Trudy Goodman, EdM, LMFT in Los Angeles, California. Trudy is a founding member and the Guiding Teacher of IMP. She studied Vipassana meditation with Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and many others since 1975. In 1974, Trudy ordained as a lay Zen Buddhist with Zen Master Dae Soen Sa Nim. She practiced Zen with Maurine Stuart Roshi until Maurine’s death. Trudy was a resident teacher at the Cambridge Buddhist Association for many years. After 20 years of teaching meditation, Trudy now leads the Family Retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, teaches at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and nationwide. She is part of the Spirit Rock teacher training collective, with Jack Kornfield, and is available for private consultation and counseling for individuals, couples, and groups.


Insight Meditation Society


The Insight Meditation Society was founded in 1975 as a nonprofit organization to provide an environment conducive to the practice of vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) meditation, and to preserve the essential Buddhist teachings of liberation. IMS now operates two retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and The Forest Refuge, which are set on 160 secluded wooded acres in the quiet country of central Massachusetts.


Karmê Chöling Buddhist Meditation Center


Located in northeast Vermont on more than 600 acres of wooded hills, Karmê Chöling includes seven meditation halls, a zen archery range, a large organic garden, comfortable private guest rooms, and full dining facilities. It offers beginning instruction for those new to meditation, teachings in Tibetan Buddhism, programs in the contemplative arts, and visits from renowned teachers.


New England Educational Institute


New England Educational Institute is a not-for-profit organization that provides outstanding educational programs designed to meet the theoretical and practical needs of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals. Their programs are approved for continuing education credit for many different professions. NEEI is an ongoing sponsor of IMP offerings.


The Arlington Center


The Arlington Center is a place to practice self-renewal and personal transformation. Practices offered here include yoga, meditation, t'ai chi, chi kung, Pilates, dance, acupuncture, ayurveda, yogatherapy, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, holistic nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, personal coaching, hypnotherapy, and several forms of massage and bodywork. The Arlington Center also offers a diverse range of lectures and workshops, and is host to a number of IMP offerings. The director of the Arlington Center, Chip Hartranft, is the author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary, which reinterprets that classic text from a mindfulness practice perspective.