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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.

Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom – CS

April 3 – 12, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson & Steve Armstrong

Assistants

Alexis Santos

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 qigong.
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Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat – RB

April 14 – 19, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Alexis Santos

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 scholarship funds have been awarded.

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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Listening to Natural Law: Monastic Retreat – MR

April 24 – May 2, 2015 (Friday to Saturday)

Teachers

Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,005; Mid: $775; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

A few spaces still available!

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 $136 minimum total).

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Mindfulness, Kindness and Discovery: Insight Meditation Retreat – MG

May 3 – 10, 2015 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michael Grady & Susan O'Brien

Assistants

Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer 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 $119). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of Fellowships for Educators are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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The Buddha’s Way to Well-Being and Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat – HC

May 13 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Howard Cohn & Lila Kate Wheeler

Assistants

Alex Haley

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $500; Mid: $415; Base: $330; 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.

12 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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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 22 – June 4, 2015 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald, Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,630; Mid: $1,255; Base: $880; Scholarship: N/A

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Fellowships for Educators are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 5 – 7, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

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

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat – LR

June 10 – 17, 2015 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Matthew Daniell, Winnie Nazarko & Pat Coffey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional mindful yoga.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Letting Go of Distraction: Insight and Metta Weekend – WWN

June 19 – 21, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70

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 $34). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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People of Color Retreat – POC

June 22 – 28, 2015 (Monday to Sunday)

Teachers

Larry Yang, Sharon Salzberg & JoAnna Harper

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $755; Mid: $590; Base: You Choose*; 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.

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 $102 minimum total).

Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. To reserve a seat, complete your registration, and then call us at 978-355-4378, ext. 0, or email rc@dharma.org.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Teen Retreat – TR

June 29 – July 3, 2015 (Monday to Friday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $500; Mid: $415; Base: $330; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Mindfulness and Metta: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators – WJK

July 4 – 7, 2015 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman

Assistants

Ruth King

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; 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. Jack will also be teaching at the Garrison Institute.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is five years of meditation practice.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat – CF

July 11 – 19, 2015 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Helen Liebenson & Yanai Postelnik

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,005; Mid: $775; Base: $545; 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.

Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
more details...

 

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 short 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.
more details...

 

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: $220, $195, $170

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number of Fellowships for Educators are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.

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

Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $310

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

Includes optional yoga.

Some construction work will take place during this retreat.
more details...

 

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 28 – 30, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson

Assistants

Erin Treat

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $250; Mid: $230; Base: $205; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70

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: $130, $115, $100

A limited number of Fellowships for Educators are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.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

Vance Pryor, Sara Schedler & 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

Vance Pryor & Sara Schedler

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.

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

All scholarship funds for this retreat 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.
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: $320, $270, $235

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.
more details...

 

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: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional yoga.
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