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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 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

Assistants

Milena Cardenas Ophuls

Sliding Scale Fees

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

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

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 $119 minimum total).

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

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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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: N/A

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

All scholarships have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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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

Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,125; Mid: $870; Base: $615; 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.

Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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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

Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; 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 yoga.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 28 – 30, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; 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.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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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: 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.

Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.
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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, Brian Lesage & Erin Treat

Assistants

Kate Munding, Vance Pryor & Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,520; Mid: $7,830; Base: $5,140; 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 for this retreat have been awarded.
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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

Kate Munding & Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; 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.

'You Choose' funds are still available for people of color and for young adults (18-32 year olds). Email registration@dharma.org to apply, and we will add your name to the retreat wait list.
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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, Brian Lesage & Erin Treat

Assistants

Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; Scholarship: N/A

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

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

All scholarship funds for this retreat have been awarded.

'You Choose' funds are still available for people of color and for young adults (18-32 year olds). Email registration@dharma.org to apply, and we will add your name to the retreat wait list.
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: 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 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.

A limited number of Fellowships for Educators 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, 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: 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.

Includes optional yoga.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research – MBMR

January 16 – 23, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman & Chris Cullen

Assistants

Yuka Nakamura & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

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

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

Includes optional daily mindful movement.
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