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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.

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 26 – June 8, 2017 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

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

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $2,860; Sustaining: $1,770; Mid: $1,365; Base: $960; Scholarship: N/A

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 9 – 11, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
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Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students – GA

June 13 – 21, 2017 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Guy Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Brian Lesage & Susie Harrington

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,760; Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: N/A

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

Participants are required to have sat at least two silent retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.
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Teen Retreat – TR

June 24 – 28, 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua, Jean Esther & JoAnna Harper

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $880; Sustaining: $545; Mid: $450; Base: $355; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

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

Includes optional yoga.
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Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – AMW

June 30 – July 7, 2017 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Akincano & Christina Feldman

Assistants

Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

Participants are required to have sat at least one silent meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional mindful movement.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat – CF

July 8 – 16, 2017 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Yanai Postelnik & Chris Cullen

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,760; Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: N/A

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

Includes optional yoga.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

15th Anniversary People of Color Retreat – POC

July 18 – 24, 2017 (Tuesday to Monday)

Teachers

DaRa Williams, Bonnie Duran & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Assistants

Devin Berry & Yong Oh

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,320; Sustaining: $815; Mid: $640; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

*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 $20 per night (ie $120 minimum total).

Includes optional mindful movement.
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Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds – YA

July 27 – August 3, 2017 (Thursday to Thursday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Harper & Bart van Melik

Assistants

Leslie Booker

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional mindful movement.

*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 $20 per night (ie $140 minimum total).

21 CE credits are available for psychologists,, social workers and nurses. More information here.

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Awareness, Insight and Liberation – SA

August 4 – 13, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 20 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.


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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL1

August 18 – 25, 2017 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson, George Mumford & Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 25 – 27, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

September 1 – 4, 2017 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community – LGBTIQ

September 5 – 10, 2017 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair, Anushka Fernandopulle & Jean Esther

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; 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 $20 per day is required (minimum of $100). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 12 – December 5, 2017 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Annie Nugent, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, Bhante Buddharakkhita & Jill Shepherd

Assistants

John Martin, Erin Selover, Devin Berry & nakawe cuebas

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $18,480; Sustaining: $11,420; Mid: $8,530; Base: $5,640; Scholarship: N/A

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

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color, who might not otherwise afford the cost, for Part 2 of this retreat.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.

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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 12 – October 24, 2017 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Annie Nugent & Bhante Buddharakkhita

Assistants

John Martin & Erin Selover

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: N/A

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

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All You Choose fee spaces for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.

more details...

 

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 24 – December 5, 2017 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage & Jill Shepherd

Assistants

Devin Berry & nakawe cuebas

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: N/A

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

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.

more details...

 

Insight Meditation and the Heart – NL2

December 8 – 12, 2017 (Friday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson & Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $880; Sustaining: $545; Mid: $450; Base: $355; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat – PA

December 15 – 20, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Bonnie Duran

Assistants

Roxanne Dault

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.
more details...

 

Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
more details...

 

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

January 11 – 18, 2018 (Thursday to Thursday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Chris Cullen, Jaya Karen Rudgard & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,575; Sustaining: $985; Mid: $755; Base: $530; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

All the teachers of this retreat have experience in teaching or training teachers in mindfulness-based applications.

This program qualifies for 25 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.
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