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Our Retreat Center courses offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. Retreats range from a weekend to three months – most are suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Please click on a course title below for a full description and to register.

IMS retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. At the Retreat Center, fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer donations to the teachers at the end of each retreat.

Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 13 – December 6, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko & Brian Lesage

Assistants

Bonnie Duran, Alex Haley, Oren J. Sofer & Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,180; Mid: $7,580; Base: $4,970; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a short wait list.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.
more details... Registration for this retreat is closed.

 

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 13 – October 25, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko & Bhante Buddharakkhita

Assistants

Alex Haley & Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,090; Mid: $3,790; Base: $2,485; Scholarship: N/A

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.
more details... Registration for this retreat is closed.

 

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 25 – December 6, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Bhante Buddharakkhita & Brian Lesage

Assistants

Bonnie Duran & Oren J. Sofer

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,090; Mid: $3,790; Base: $2,485; Scholarship: N/A

One space currently available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.
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Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 7 – 14, 2014 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Helen Liebenson

Assistants

Keri Pederson

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $845; Mid: $655; Base: $460; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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Living the Buddha's Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

December 18 – 23, 2014 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent

Assistants

Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $605; Mid: $485; Base: $365; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year's Retreat – NY

December 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015 (Sunday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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Clear Mind, Open Heart: Insight Meditation Weekend – WMLK

January 16 – 19, 2015 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100


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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research – MBMR

January 24 – 31, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, John Peacock & Chris Cullen

Assistants

Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $870; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals. Educators, clinicians and researchers engaged in teaching or training in mindfulness-based approaches are welcome to attend.

25 CE credits are available for Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers.

Includes optional daily mindful yoga.
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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat – LM

February 3 – 8, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Larry Rosenberg & Michael Grady

Assistants

Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170


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Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat – PA

February 12 – 16, 2015 (Thursday to Monday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Assistants

Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $500; Mid: $415; Base: $330; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135


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Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat – SS

February 20 – 27, 2015 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Sharon Salzberg, Gina Sharpe & Lila Kate Wheeler

Assistants

Oren J. Sofer

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a wait list. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat – WMK

February 28 – March 3, 2015 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Madeline Klyne & Chas DiCapua

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100


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Mindful of the Body: Insight Meditation Retreat – LW

March 6 – 11, 2015 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Lila Kate Wheeler & Anushka Fernandopulle

Assistants

Emily Horn

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night is required (minimum of $85). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat – TK

March 13 – 21, 2015 (Friday to Saturday)

Teachers

Thanissara & Kittisaro

Assistants

DaRa Williams

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,005; Mid: $775; Base: $545; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265

Includes optional qigong.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat – WOM

March 22 – 29, 2015 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Helen Liebenson & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom – CS

April 3 – 12, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson & Steve Armstrong

Assistants

Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,125; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional qigong.
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Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat – RB

April 14 – 19, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Listening to Natural Law: Monastic Retreat – MR

April 24 – May 2, 2015 (Friday to Saturday)

Teachers

Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,005; Mid: $775; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $136 minimum total).
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Mindfulness, Kindness and Discovery: Insight Meditation Retreat – MG

May 3 – 10, 2015 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michael Grady & Susan O'Brien

Assistants

Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

A limited number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night is required (minimum of $119). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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The Buddha’s Way to Well-Being and Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat – HC

May 13 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Howard Cohn & Lila Kate Wheeler

Assistants

Alex Haley

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $500; Mid: $415; Base: $330; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional mindful movement.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 22 – June 4, 2015 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald, Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,630; Mid: $1,255; Base: $880; Scholarship: $570, $505, $435

Includes optional mindful movement.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 5 – 7, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70


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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – LR

June 10 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Larry Rosenberg, Matthew Daniell & Doug Phillips

Assistants

Mary Gates

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Prerequisite is at least one meditation retreat lasting a week or longer in any Buddhist tradition.
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Letting Go of Distraction: Insight and Metta Weekend – WWN

June 19 – 21, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70

A limited number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night is required (minimum of $34). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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People of Color Retreat – POC

June 22 – 28, 2015 (Monday to Sunday)

Teachers

Gina Sharpe, Sharon Salzberg & JoAnna Harper

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $755; Mid: $590; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $102 minimum total).

Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. To reserve a seat, complete your registration, and then call us at 978-355-4378, ext. 0, or email rc@dharma.org.
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Teen Retreat – TR

June 29 – July 3, 2015 (Monday to Friday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $500; Mid: $415; Base: $330; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.
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Mindfulness and Metta: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators – WJK

July 4 – 7, 2015 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is five years of meditation practice.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat – CF

July 11 – 19, 2015 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Helen Liebenson & Yanai Postelnik

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,005; Mid: $775; Base: $545; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265

Includes optional yoga.
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Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds – YA

July 22 – 29, 2015 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $119 minimum total).
more details...

 

An Undefended Heart and Mind: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-Queer Community – LGBTQI

July 31 – August 5, 2015 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Arinna Weisman & Jean Esther

Assistants

John Martin

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional yoga.
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Awareness with Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – SK

August 7 – 16, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Assistants

Alexis Santos & Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,125; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional yoga.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NHL

August 21 – 28, 2015 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson & George Mumford

Assistants

Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 28 – 30, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson

Assistants

Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70


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Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

September 4 – 7, 2015 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100


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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 12 – December 5, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Guy Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Bonnie Duran & Max Erdstein

Assistants

Sara Schedler & Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,520; Mid: $7,830; Base: $5,140; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds) for Part 1 or Part 2. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 12 – October 24, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Guy Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Sally Armstrong, Greg Scharf & Andrea Fella

Assistants

Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 24 – December 5, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Bonnie Duran & Max Erdstein

Assistants

Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
more details...

 

Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 6 – 13, 2015 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Helen Liebenson

Assistants

Tim Geil

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $320, $270, $235

Includes optional qigong.
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Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

December 15 – 20, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

A limited number of 'You Choose' fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night is required (minimum of $85). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

December 29, 2015 – January 7, 2016 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,125; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional yoga.
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