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Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds (7 days)
July 24 – 31, 2013
This retreat is full with a long wait list. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
This silent retreat specifically addresses the practice needs of new and experienced meditators in the challenging years of early adulthood. The format includes daily meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with teachers, opportunities for questions and discussion, as well as afternoon yoga sessions offered by Emily Carpenter. The course will end with a day of optional activities centered on supporting community and integrating the practice into our daily lives.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Inevitably, there'll be some noise as IMS’s project to renovate the Catskills is underway. (Its completion is currently scheduled for late August 2013.) The work, however, will take place primarily indoors during regular construction hours, usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm.
In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any renovation noise is further reduced by an air circulation and conditioning system that allows fresh air to move around without opening the windows.
The teachers at IMS decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that these particular conditions can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.
All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.
Rebecca Bradshaw is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA. She leads vipassana retreats internationally, including a retreat for Spanish speakers in Puerto Rico. She also works with meditators as a psychotherapist.
Listen to one of Rebecca's talks: Happiness of Equanimity given at IMS on June 10, 2009 – 57 minutes, 38.5 MB (Download, Stream)
Chas DiCapua, a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training, has offered meditation since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.
Listen to one of Chas's talks: The Illusion of Not Good Enough given at IMS on October 8, 2011 – 67 minutes, 45.8 MB (Download, Stream)
Spring Washam, a founding teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center teaches Vipassana and Metta retreats nationally. She is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based teachings to inner city communities.
Listen to one of Spring's talks: Freedom Through Letting Go given at IMS on September 24, 2011 – 60 minutes, 41.7 MB (Download, Stream)
Matthew Daniell, a Buddhist meditation and yoga practitioner since 1984, teaches vipassana and Mindfulness Yoga, inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is a founder and the guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, MA.