Thai Forest monk and meditation master, Achan Da Nilpant, will offer a public talk and introduction to Mahasati insight meditation, on Saturday morning, April 30, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at the Redding Center for Meditation, 9 Picketts Ridge Rd, West Redding, CT, 06896. Achan Da has been teaching insight meditation for over 30 years. He served as Abbott of the Thatkong monastery near the Laos border in Thailand, and is now Abbott of the Redding Center for Meditation/Wat Sati-Ma here in Redding, CT.

Achan Da teaches a form of insight meditation, known as Mahasati meditation, that uses attention to the movement of the body as a way to cultivate mindfulness. Mahasati does not require the adoption of any religious beliefs, and the program is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Both chairs and meditation cushions are available at the Center for people’s comfort. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information, visit:, or email or call 203-244-3130.