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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.

Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 9 – 16, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional qigong.

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

December 18 – 22, 2016 (Sunday to Thursday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; 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.

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 $68). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of Fellowships for Health Care Professionals are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year's Retreat – NY

December 29, 2016 – January 7, 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,170; Mid: $905; Base: $635; 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.

Includes optional yoga.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research – MBMR

January 8 – 15, 2017 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Akincano, Chris Cullen & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $945; Mid: $735; Base: $515; Scholarship: N/A

The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals.

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

25 CE credits are available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat – MK

January 27 – February 1, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Madeline Klyne & Chas DiCapua

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

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.

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.
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Cultivating Discernment: Insight Meditation Retreat – CDC

February 3 – 8, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & DaRa Williams

Assistants

Devon Hase

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Includes optional daily mindful movement.
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Mindful of the Body: Insight Meditation Weekend – WLW

February 10 – 12, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Lila Kate Wheeler

Assistants

Leslie Booker

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.

Includes optional mindful movement.
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A Path of Awakening: Mindfulness, Lovingkindness and Discernment – MG

February 17 – 22, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Michael Grady, Susan O'Brien & Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

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


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Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat – WN

February 24 – 28, 2017 (Friday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Winnie Nazarko & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Includes optional yoga.

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 $80). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.
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In the Footprint of the Buddha: Wise Concentration – MRC

March 2 – 7, 2017 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Marcia Rose & Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

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

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

March 9 – 14, 2017 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer

Sliding Scale Fees

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


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Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat – OS

March 17 – 22, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Oren J. Sofer & Jill Shepherd

Assistants

Devin Berry

Sliding Scale Fees

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

March 26 – April 2, 2017 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Liebenson & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; 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.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat – MR

April 7 – 15, 2017 (Friday to Saturday)

Teachers

Ajahn Sucitto, Ajahn Jayanto & Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni

Sliding Scale Fees

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

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 110 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

Includes optional qigong.

*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 $160 minimum total).
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Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness & Wisdom – CW

April 16 – 23, 2017 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson, Steve Armstrong & Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Includes optional qigong.

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.
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Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat – RB

April 25 – 30, 2017 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw & Alexis Santos

Assistants

Jessica Morey

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Includes optional yoga.

15 CE credits are available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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The Sure Heart’s Release: Insight and Metta Retreat – KM

May 2 – 9, 2017 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

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 $20 per day is required (minimum of $140). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.
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Liberation Through Non-Clinging – The Art of Letting Go: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat – HC

May 10 – 14, 2017 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Howard Cohn & Lila Kate Wheeler

Sliding Scale Fees

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

12 CE credits are available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat – SS

May 17 – 24, 2017 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Sharon Salzberg, Mark Coleman & Oren J. Sofer

Sliding Scale Fees

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

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 120 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

21 CE credits are available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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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: $570, $505, $435

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 $260). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.
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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: $90, $80, $70


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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: $350, $310, $265

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

June 24 – 28, 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

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

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. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional mindful movement.
more details...

 

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: $350, $310, $265

Includes optional yoga.
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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 long waitlist. 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 & Alex Haley

Assistants

Leslie Booker

Sliding Scale Fees

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

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, licensed mental health counselors, 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

Assistants

Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305


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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: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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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: $90, $80, $70

Includes optional yoga.
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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: $130, $115, $100


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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.
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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 & Erin Treat

Assistants

John Martin & Erin Selover

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $18,480; Sustaining: $11,420; Mid: $8,530; Base: $5,640; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815

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

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds), who might not otherwise afford the cost, for either Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat.
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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: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

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

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). 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.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

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

Teachers

Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage & Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

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

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). 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.
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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: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.
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Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat – PA

December 15 – 20, 2017 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Bonnie Duran

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Includes optional mindful movement.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

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

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional mindful movement.
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