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Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds (7 days)
July 23 – 30, 2014 (Wednesday to Wednesday)
Registration for this retreat is closed
This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
This silent retreat specifically addresses the practice needs of new and experienced meditators in the challenging years of early adulthood. The format includes daily meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with teachers, opportunities for questions and discussion. The teachers will be assisted by Jessica Morey, who will also offer an optional daily period of yoga.
The course will end with a day of optional activities centered on supporting community and integrating the practice into our daily lives.
Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to anyone who would like to attend. We offer a ‘You Choose’ fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $15 per night. Those who can contribute more, however, help IMS to continue offering financial aid to as many people as possible.
21 CE credits are available for Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. An additional fee of $50 will be payable at the end of your retreat when you receive your certificate.IMS offers CE credits through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP).
The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the criteria for 21 continuing education credits.
The Institute is recognized by the NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS to sponsor continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This program is approved for 21 contact hours, Provider #6048, and is applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health and PDP accreditation.
IMP and IMS are not offering CE credits through NASW or any other professional organization. However, in some cases CE credits offered by APA or NBCC are accepted by other professions. You will need to inquire with your accrediting body as to whether this is the case.
Rebecca Bradshaw is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, MA. She leads vipassana retreats, including Spanish language courses, emphasizing embodied clarity and kindness. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, and also serves as an IMS guiding teacher.
Listen to one of Rebecca's talks: Clinging and Non-Clinging given at IMS on November 7, 2014 – 62 minutes, 43 MB (Download, Stream)
Chas DiCapua has offered meditation since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.
Listen to one of Chas's talks: The Illusion of Not Good Enough given at IMS on October 8, 2011 – 67 minutes, 45.8 MB (Download, Stream)
JoAnna Harper has practiced in multiple traditions since 1999, and in 2005 her practice landed on Buddha Dharma. Retreat teaching, bringing the dharma to communities and individuals that don't typically have access to traditional settings, and building multicultural community are her focus. She is co-guiding teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.