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Retreat Center – Schedule

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 27 – August 3, 2016 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Harper & Alex Haley

Assistants

Kate Johnson

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a short 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 $17 per night (ie $119 minimum total).

21 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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Attitude and Awareness, Insight and Integration – SA

August 5 – 14, 2016 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Steve Armstrong, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,170; Mid: $905; Base: $635; 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 for this retreat have been filled. See Fellowships Available for more information.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL

August 19 – 26, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson, Greg Scharf & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; 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.

Fellowships for Educators for this retreat have been filled. See Fellowships Available for more information.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 26 – 28, 2016 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $260; Mid: $235; Base: $210; Scholarship: N/A

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
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Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

September 2 – 5, 2016 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $390; Mid: $330; Base: $270; Scholarship: N/A

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

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

Fellowships for Health Care Professionals for this retreat have been filled. See Fellowships Available for more information.
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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 10 – December 3, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko, Bonnie Duran & Alexis Santos

Assistants

DaRa Williams, Jaya Karen Rudgard, Andrea Castillo & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,920; Mid: $8,135; Base: $5,350; 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), for either Part 1 or Part 2, have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply. See Current News for more information.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 10 – October 22, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Winnie Nazarko & Bonnie Duran

Assistants

DaRa Williams & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,460; Mid: $4,070; Base: $2,675; 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 general 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.
See Current News for more information.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 22 – December 3, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos

Assistants

Andrea Castillo & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,460; Mid: $4,070; Base: $2,675; 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.
See Current News for more information.
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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 of over 30 people. 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: $180, $155, $135

Spaces still available!

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

CE credits are available.
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