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Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat (7 days)

March 8 – 15, 2013 (Friday to Friday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded, feel free to call us for a payment plan


In the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, women have gathered together on this annual retreat for more than 25 years, creating a powerful sense of community that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. There are daily talks, instructions, guided lovingkindness practice and meetings with the teachers. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Sarah Stroud and Susa Talan.

A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers

As IMS’s project to build a new dormitory and to renovate the Catskills continues, there may be a modest amount of noise. At this point, however, work is primarily indoors. Sounds during construction hours (usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm) are minimal and largely contained.

In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any noise is further reduced by an air circulation and conditioning system that allows fresh air to move around without opening the windows.

The teachers at IMS decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that these particular conditions can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.

All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.

Teachers

Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher and co-founder of Gaia House in England. She has been teaching insight meditation retreats since 1976 and has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Her books include Compassion and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.

Listen to one of Christina's talks: The Wisdom of Disappointment given at IMS on March 11, 2007 – 44 minutes, 10.1 MB (Download, Stream)

Narayan Helen Liebenson

Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher of IMS and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and a regular contributor to Buddhadharma magazine. Her training includes over 30 years in the Theravada tradition as well as in Chan with the late Master Sheng Yen.

Listen to one of Narayan's talks: Compassion given at IMS on August 23, 2007 – 45 minutes, 8 MB (Download, Stream)

Madeline Klyne

Madeline Klyne has loved the dharma since 1986. A co-founder of South Shore Insight Meditation Center, she teaches there and at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Madeline also leads retreats for LGBTIQ communities at other meditation centers.

Listen to one of Madeline's talks: Life is Fleeting given at IMS on September 15, 2007 – 47 minutes, 21.5 MB (Download, Stream)

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