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Teen Retreat (4 days)

June 29 – July 3, 2014 (Sunday to Thursday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

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One spot currently available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

This retreat is specifically for teens, aged 14–19. It offers beginning meditation instruction, half-hour sitting and walking periods, facilitated discussion groups, meditative arts and free time. This allows young adults to develop and value their natural spirituality within a supportive environment. Extensive supervision is provided.

The teachers will be supported by Ed Hauben and Peggy Gillespie. The schedule will include a daily period of mindful yoga led by Tasha Judson.

Please note that we must receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before we can confirm you into this retreat! You can print or download the waiver when you fill out the registration form. We will notify you of your status as soon as we've received the waiver.


Chas DiCapua

Chas DiCapua 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: Renunciation given at IMS on July 31, 2016 – 67 minutes, 33.4 MB (Download, Stream)

Jean Esther

Jean Esther has trained in meditation since 1975. She teaches at Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA, Smith College and nationally. She also integrates the Buddha's teachings on love and wisdom within her psychotherapy practice in Western MA.

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