About Beginners Practice Group


Beginners Practice Group: Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Michael Grady

4 Mondays, January 4 - 25; 7:00 - 8:15pm

Suggested donation: $32-80 registration + teacher donation

This practice group will offer guided mindfulness meditation periods, short talks, and discussion framed by the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. There will be a focus on discovering ease and depth in our meditation practice. This practice group is suitable for beginners and those who wish to get support for sustaining their meditation practice.

Michael Grady began practicing Insight Meditation with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in 1974 when they first returned from Asia. He has also been a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen who taught the practice of Silent Illumination - a practice which emphasizes relaxing the body and mind while practicing awareness without expectations or an agenda. Michael is a Core teacher at IMS in Barre, MA and was a Guiding Teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for more than 20 years. Having taught extensively in both intensive retreats and in an urban dharma center, Michael encourages an attitude towards practice which is wholistic - that all of life is viewed as an opportunity for awakening to freedom.