I am grateful that I was able to spend the week of January 24 – 31, 2015 in silent retreat and mindfulness training at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. My teachers were exceptional in their own mindfulness practice, their wisdom and their knowledge . . . John Peacock, Christina Feldman, and Chris Cullen, all from the United Kingdom. What good fortune to be able to sit with and be a student of these remarkable folks! Upon my arrival, I was greeted again this year by a good old-fashioned New England blizzard, with 2 feet of fresh powder falling from the sky and wind-blown drifts exceeding 4 feet. When I am safely ensconced indoors in silent retreat, I love this kind of weather, for it only deepens my sense of being enveloped in a womb of peace and stillness.