Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – CF (7 days)

July 7 – 14, 2018 (Saturday to Saturday)

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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.

This insight meditation retreat will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion into the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation with practice in both insight and metta (boundless friendliness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an environment of silence.

An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Luis F. Sierra.

Participants are required to have sat at least one silent meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.


Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is an IMS guiding teacher, co-founder of Gaia House in England, and a core teacher of Bodhi College in Europe. Teaching meditation retreats since 1976, she has recently been involved in the dialogue between cognitive therapies and Buddhist practice. Christina's latest book is Boundless Heart: The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity.

Listen to one of Christina's talks: Standing at the Crossroads given at IMS on July 14, 2017– 52 minutes, 35.3 MB Download


Akincano is a guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne and co-founder of Bodhi College as well as a contemplative psychotherapist. A former monk, he practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particularly interested in the application of early Buddhist teachings, stillness and contemplative psychology, he teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology in secular and traditional contexts internationally.

Listen to one of Akincano's talks: Maps and Overview: Stages of Attention given at IMS on January 5, 2015 – 50 minutes, 35.3 MB Download

Yuka Nakamura

Yuka Nakamura has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1993 in the Theravada, Dzogchen and Zen traditions, and has been trained as a teacher by Fred von Allmen. Living in Switzerland, she teaches meditation and MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction.)