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.

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL

August 17 – 24, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Tim Geil

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; 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, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 24 – 26, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; 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.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

August 31 – September 3, 2018 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Assistants

Jozen Tamori Gibson

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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

September 4 – 9, 2018 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Assistants

Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; 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.

This retreat is open to both experienced and beginner meditators who self-identify as queer, questioning, trans, bisexual, lesbian, gay, agender, intersex or two-spirit.

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 $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $100 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 11 – December 4, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, Bhante Buddharakkhita, DaRa Williams, Jill Shepherd & Jaya Rudgard

Assistants

Jeanne Corrigal, Devon Hase, Dawn Scott & Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $18,480; Sustaining: $11,420; Mid: $8,530; Base: $5,640; Scholarship: N/A

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.


Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces for Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply. Please note: All You Choose fee spaces have currently been awarded.

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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 11 – October 23, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Sally Armstrong, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Bhante Buddharakkhita & Jaya Rudgard

Assistants

Jeanne Corrigal & Devon Hase

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: N/A

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.


Includes optional yoga once a week.

All You Choose fee spaces 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 23 – December 4, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, DaRa Williams & Jill Shepherd

Assistants

Dawn Scott & Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: N/A

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.


Includes optional yoga once a week.

All You Choose fee spaces have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.

more details...

 

Awakening : Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – RN

December 7 – 14, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn & Neesha Patel

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; 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.

Includes optional qigong.

Participants are required to have sat at least three silent residential retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, and have three years of meditation practice in a Buddhist tradition. Please document this when registering.

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Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

December 15 – 20, 2018 (Saturday to Thursday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer

Assistants

Devin Berry

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; 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.

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Winter Solstice Insight Meditation Weekend – WRB

December 21 – 23, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw

Assistants

Roxanne Dault

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

December 29, 2018 – January 7, 2019 (Saturday to Monday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; 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.

Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.

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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research – MBMR

January 9 – 16, 2019 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Akincano, Chris Cullen & Jaya Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,575; Sustaining: $1,000; Mid: $770; Base: $540; 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.

This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based modalities. All the teachers of this retreat have experience in teaching or training teachers in mindfulness-based applications.

This program qualifies for 25 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

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