Insight Meditation for Beginners: Calmness, Clarity, and Insight
Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation for more than 25 years. He studied Zen in Japan, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in the United States, India, Burma, and Thailand, where he was…
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Insight Meditation (vipassana) is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings and was kept alive for more than 2,500 years in Asia. The practice teaches you to calm and steady the mind by gently grounding your attention in the present moment. The calm mind is then fit to look into itself and all of life with more openness and clarity. Clarity leads to insight, which frees you from reactive patterns so you can experience the vast potential of your mind and heart more fully.
Matthew Daniell introduces sitting, walking, and daily life meditation methods, using attention on breath and body as the foundation. Discussion and presented material complement periods of silent meditation as you systematically explore the power of present-moment awareness (mindfulness) to touch and transform your heart and mind. While the retreat is paced to support beginners, everyone is welcome to attend.
- 8.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More