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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.

Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat – MR

April 13 – 21, 2014 (Sunday to Monday)

Teachers

Ajahn Sucitto, Ajahn Jayanto & Ajahn Metta

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $975; Mid: $755; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 20 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

*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 $15 per night (ie $120 minimum total).
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Dhamma Everywhere: Awareness with Wisdom Retreat – SUT

April 25 – May 9, 2014 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,695; Mid: $1,310; Base: $920; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat – TK

May 12 – 18, 2014 (Monday to Sunday)

Teachers

Thanissara & Kittisaro

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $730; Mid: $575; Base: $420; 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.

18 CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 23 – June 5, 2014 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

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

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,580; Mid: $1,220; Base: $855; 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 for this retreat have been awarded.

Includes a daily movement session.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 6 – 8, 2014 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $240; Mid: $220; Base: $200; Scholarship: N/A

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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The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – LR

June 11 – 18, 2014 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Larry Rosenberg, Matthew Daniell & Doug Phillips

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $845; Mid: $655; Base: $460; 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.

Prerequisite is at least one week-long retreat in any Buddhist tradition.
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People of Color Retreat – POC

June 20 – 26, 2014 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

Gina Sharpe, Larry Yang & Bonnie Duran

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $730; Mid: $575; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long wait list. 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 $15 per night (ie $90 minimum total).

Includes optional yoga.

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.
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Teen Retreat – TR

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

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $485; Mid: $405; Base: $320; Scholarship: $170, $145, $125

Includes daily yoga.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat – CF

July 5 – 13, 2014 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Akincano & John Peacock

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $975; Mid: $755; Base: $530; 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.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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Connecting with Our Hearts: IMS’s Final Family Retreat – FAM

July 16 – 21, 2014 (Wednesday to Monday)

Teachers

Dori Langevin, Chas DiCapua & Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $680; Mid: $585; Base: $485; Scholarship: N/A

If you have previously attended an IMS Family Retreat, we invite you to apply.

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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Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds – YA

July 23 – 30, 2014 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, Tempel Smith & JoAnna Harper

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $845; Mid: $655; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a 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 $15 per night (ie $105 minimum total).

Includes optional yoga.

21 CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
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Awareness with Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – SK

August 1 – 10, 2014 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Steve Armstrong, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; 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.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NHL

August 15 – 22, 2014 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson, Greg Scharf & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $845; Mid: $655; Base: $460; 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.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 22 – 24, 2014 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Helen Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $240; Mid: $220; Base: $200; Scholarship: $85, $75, $65


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Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

August 29 – September 1, 2014 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $365; Mid: $310; Base: $255; Scholarship: $125, $110, $95


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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community – LGBTIQ

September 2 – 7, 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair, Anushka Fernandopulle & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $605; Mid: $485; Base: $365; Scholarship: $210, $185, $160


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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 13 – December 6, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko & Brian Lesage

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,180; Mid: $7,580; Base: $4,970; 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.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, or special permission.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 13 – October 25, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko & Bhante Buddharakkhita

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,090; Mid: $3,790; Base: $2,485; 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.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, or special permission.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 25 – December 6, 2014 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent & Greg Scharf

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,090; Mid: $3,790; Base: $2,485; 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.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, or special permission.
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Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 7 – 14, 2014 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Helen Liebenson

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $845; Mid: $655; Base: $460; Scholarship: $295, $255, $220

Includes optional yoga.
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Living the Buddha's Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

December 18 – 23, 2014 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $605; Mid: $485; Base: $365; Scholarship: $210, $185, $160

If you are 18-26, IMS offers this retreat on a 'You Choose' fee basis.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year's Retreat – NY

December 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015 (Sunday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: $380, $330, $285

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

January 24 – 31, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, John Peacock & Chris Cullen

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $870; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: $305, $260, $225

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

CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Includes optional daily mindful yoga.
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