WHERE I'VE BEEN
...at the Insight Meditation Society, at a seven-day retreat. The statue above is in the foyer, and greets you as you enter. Here were the teachers for this retreat:
You are seeing Guiding Teacher Christina Feldman (second from right), Guiding Teacher John Peacock (second from left), and Guiding Teacher Chris Cullen (far right), along with assistance from Yuka Nakamura from Switzerland.
Although I've been to several retreats at IMS, this was by far the one with the most profound effect for me. Each teacher was so gifted and brought something unique to the days as they passed by. A truly gifted crew.
While I was there, between two and three FEET of snow fell just a few miles away (Barre, where we were, had only about 12-18" which is not an unusual amount for them). IMS handled it all perfectly and we were warm and safe and able to focus on being mindful.
I'm left with deep gratitude for this experience.
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I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society