Schedule

2017

Dharma Talk & Meditation
Friday April 7
7:00-8:30pm
Drop-in class (no registration)

The Noble Truth of Freedom: Insight that Destroys Suffering
1/2 day retreat

Saturday April 8
10:00am-3:00pm

Through insight meditation (vipassana) we calm the mind and investigate the root cause of suffering.  Through practice, we learn that genuine freedom is not a complicated path, despite the confusion we experience in our own life.  The depth of the Buddha’s liberation teachings are in their simplicity: radical transformation is found in our capacity to be with experience as it is; we don’t need to change anything!  This day-long retreat will explore the highest ideal of Buddhist teachings – freedom from suffering – through simple meditation techniques and an emphasis on ease and self-acceptance.

Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome

The Noble Truth of Freedom: Insight that Destroys Suffering
half-day retreat with Chris Crotty

Rebel Saints Meditation Society, Seattle, WA
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10am-2:00pm

Info & Registration: Rebel Saints Meditation Society

Through insight meditation we calm the mind and investigate the root cause of suffering.  Genuine freedom we learn, is not a complicated path, despite the confusion we may experience in our life.  The depth of the Buddha’s liberation teachings are in their simplicity: radical transformation is found in our capacity to be with experience as it is; we don’t need to change anything. This half-day retreat will explore the highest ideal of Buddhist teachings – freedom from suffering – through mindfulness meditation and an emphasis on ease and self-acceptance.

Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome.

Retreat will include guided meditation, silence, and discussion with an opportunity to ask questions.

 

 

 

North Shore Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation

Saturday, April 29,  9:30-10:45am

72 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

Drop-in class: no registration required  

This event is offered in the tradition of dana (Pali for giving or generosity): while there is no set cost of attending, we invite you to consider making a donation to support the teacher and The Center for Mindfulness and Insight Meditation.

Living Dangerously: The Wisdom of Vulnerability
A meditation and relational mindfulness workshop with Chris Crotty & Rod Owens

Saturday, May 6
9:30am-1:00pm
$35 plus teacher dana

Info & Registration: Against the Stream Boston

This workshop draws upon the 2600 year-old tradition of Buddhist teachings and meditation while challenging the ancient archetype of wisdom. Living Dangerously investigates how learned behaviors intended to make us feel better or protect us from undesirable emotions can limit us from the deepest freedom possible. What if wisdom meant we could be honest about all that is unresolved in our hearts and mind?  What if personal freedom and the alleviation of social suffering benefited from our willingness to be honest, real, vulnerable? Combining meditation, dialogue, and relational mindfulness practices, Chris and Rod will co-create with participants an experience that merges the clarity of wisdom with the acceptance of compassion  – In this way Living Dangerously is the courage to put aside the ways we get caught up in being someone else in order to discover the happiness and freedom in being who we are.

North Shore Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation

Wednesday, May 10,  7:00-8:15pm

72 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

Drop-in class: no registration required  

This event is offered in the tradition of dana (Pali for giving or generosity): while there is no set cost of attending, we invite you to consider making a donation to support the teacher and The Center for Mindfulness and Insight Meditation.

Spring Insight Meditation Retreat
with Sayadaw U Inndaka, May Mint Oo, Chris Crotty

Details
May 16-21, 2017

  • Co-sponsored by Against the Stream Boston (ATSb) and Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport (IMCN)
  • Cost: $590 residential, $300 commuter (plus teacher Dana)
    (very limited space; register as early as possible)
  • Retreat Location: 443 Middle Street, West Newbury, MA 01985

Registration: Against the Stream Boston

Description
For the second year in a row, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Inndaka is joining Chris Crotty to offer a residential retreat on the East Coast–this time just an hour north of Boston. This five-night silent retreat will offer instruction in vipassana or insight meditation, and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and one-on-one teacher interviews. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and will be held at IMCN’s beautiful rural meditation center in West Newbury, Massachusetts.  

Sayadaw U Inndaka is from Myanmar (Burma) and was ordained in 1972 by Mahagandhayon Sayadaw. In 1976 he practiced vipassana meditation in the Mahasi Meditation Centre in Mandalay, where he was taught by Chanmyay Sayadaw. Some years later he went to the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center in Yangon, Myanmar, where he was commissioned to teach meditation. Since 2004 he has been the sayadaw (head monk) of the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center, which has locations near Yangon and Mandalay. His books on the practice of metta meditation and the factors of enlightenment have been translated into English and German.

May Myint Oo (Mimmi), Sayadaw U Inndaka’s translator, has been practising meditation since 1992. She sat intensive retreats for many years at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center, where she studied under Sayadaw U Janaka and was a volunteer translator and assistant to meditators. Since 2004 she has translated on a volunteer basis for Sayadaw U Inndaka at Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center and on his teaching trips to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, and elsewhere. She has also translated many of his writings.

Chris Crotty is the guiding teacher of Against the Stream Boston. He met Sayadaw U Inndaka in 2010 while sitting the traditional three-month “rains retreat” at Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center, Yangon, Myanmar. Chris continues to practice with Sayadaw U Inndaka both in Myanmar and the United States.

* Against the Stream Boston is committed to ensuring that the Dharma is available to everyone – Please contact us if cost is prohibitive.

GenerationX Buddhist Teachers Conference

A gathering of the next generation of Buddhist teachers.

https://genxdharma.wordpress.com

Forum: The Road Ahead

Day-long Meditation Retreat
Chris Crotty & Dave Smith

Against the Stream Santa Monica
10:00am-4:00pm

Info & Registration: Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Awakened Heart: Integrating Wisdom and Compassion
Half-day meditation retreat

For Info and Registration please contact Insight Meditation Center Newburyport (IMCN)

Saturday, July 29
9:30am-1:00pm

Wisdom, represented by clarity and understanding, is half of the Buddhist Path. The other half is compassion, the ability to relate to our whole life with care. In this half-day retreat, we will explore how wisdom and compassion can be integrated and nurtured together, through periods of siting and walking meditation, and silence. This retreat offers an opportunity to develop an understanding of how to bring our whole life into our meditation practice, and how we can bring our meditation out into the world.

Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome.

East Coast Insight Meditation Retreat
with Chris Crotty, JoAnna Harper, Vinny Ferraro

August 20-27
Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC)
Pine Bush, New York

Registration: Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Chris on Personal Retreat – Maine – Sept 9-16

I will be on personal retreat and not teaching Sept 9-16.  I look forward to seeing you upon my return.

Dharma Talk & Retreat – Against The Stream San Francisco – Sept 29 & 30

check back soon for program info and registration

2018

Chris on Personal Retreat –  Chanmyay Myaing Forest Meditation Center, Burma

I will be on personal retreat and not teaching from January 15-February 12.  I look forward to seeing you when I return.

Johnson State College Wellness & Alternative Medicine Department.

Oct 14&15; 21&22

Course: Living the Good Life: Practicing Health and Wellbeing (3-credits)

Professor Chris Crotty, M.A.

The emphasis of this course is to expand and refine a theoretical understanding of stress and wellness by combining study with experiential learning focused on the actualization of stress reduction. Students will assess their own life-style conditions that support or undermine health, while learning through direct experience specific ways to transform unhealthy behavior patterns through mindfulness, self-awareness, connection to nature, and easy to learn evidence-based skills for emotional regulation and stress reduction. You will explore a variety of mind-body techniques including meditation, yoga postures, and yogic breathing. You will experience the healing power of nature through ceremony, nature-based Rites of Passage, and medicine walks. The goal of this course is for you to gain skills necessary to begin, refine, or deepen your own spiritual life, while developing insight into compassionate and skillful ways to contribute to a globally conscious and sustainable lifestyle of health and wellbeing. This course will also prepare you to bring greater presence, ease, and sustained care to personal and professional relationships in your life.

 

http://www.jsc.edu

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