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Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Autumn Insight Meditation Retreat

October 6, 2017 - October 9, 2017

Weekend Retreat with Chris Crotty

Retreat is an integral practice on the Buddhist path, where for a period of time you dedicate yourself fully to developing meditation and wholesome mental qualities while being supported by community, nature, and daily Dharma teachings. Join guiding teacher Chris Crotty for Against the Stream Boston’s annual autumn residential retreat emphasizing mindfulness and the development of insight, the mind’s natural capacity to understand the pathway to calm and contentment. Loving-kindness (metta) meditation will also be included.   

Open to first-time retreatants and those with retreat experience. Retreat will include meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, silence, and wholesome meals in a quiet, natural setting. This retreat provides an opportunity to connect with nature, slow down, and enter more fully into your own exploration of the the Buddhist path, while being supported by teacher guidance and community.
Leyden, MA

The fees for this program are offered on a sliding scale basis, which allows participants to pay according to individual means. The sustaining rate represents the actual cost to offer this retreat; if you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer lower sliding-scale rates and ongoing financial subsidies.

In addition, a limited number of reduced-rate camping spaces are available for people who want to bring their own tents and sleep outside; early registration is recommended to secure these spots.

Fee Schedule:
Base: $395
Sustaining: $450
Supporting: $495
Camping: $330

To register for this retreat please download, complete and return the Autumn Insight Retreat Registration Form and Waivers.
To apply for a scholarship you must also complete and return the Autumn Insight Scholarship Form.

Completed registration forms and a deposit are required to hold a space for this retreat. Additional payment information is included on the registration form.

You may use the following link to pay the registration fee online. Please select a payment option from the drop-down menu and click the “Pay Online” button to complete the online payment process. You may submit a completed registration form via email when paying online.



October 6, 2017
October 9, 2017
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Boston Center
1120 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge,MA02138United States


Chris Crotty