June 25, 2020

Cultivation, Investigation, Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

Cultivation, Investigation, Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

Akincano & Yuka Nakamura

Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 26

Registration gives you access to the livestream event as well as unlimited access to each recorded session through our replay library.

Cost is sliding-scale: $500, $275, or $190, your choice. Paying at a higher rate helps IMS to offer ongoing support to teachers and staff during this period of closure. Scholarships are available. For more information, please email imsonline@dharma.org.

12 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

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This online meditation course for experienced practitioners will focus on deepening mindfulness and liberating insight. Our guiding map will be the teachings on the Four Applications of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna), which enable us to tap into the wealth of practical wisdom from early Buddhist contemplative traditions. The teachers will offer gentle and precise training in unifying the mind, guiding us in establishing different modes of awareness and in friendliness (metta). These practices allow for quieting and strengthening the heart, and foster transformative insights, growth and integration.

The course format will include guidance on sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and daily optional Q&A sessions to support a sustained practice at home.

A note on dana (generosity)
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this course.

Daily Schedule:
all times listed in Eastern Daylight Time EDT 
(with Central European Summer Time CEST listed as well)
Note: all sessions (except Q&A) will be recorded and posted so you can view them later if you miss the livestream.

Wednesday, July 22
5 pm – 6 pm (23:00 CEST) Opening Talk – Akincano, Yuka

Thursday, July 23
9 am – 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions – Akincano
2 pm – 3 pm (20:00 CEST)   Guided Meditation – Yuka
3.15pm – 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A – Akincano, Yuka – zoom
5 pm – 6 pm (23:00 CEST)  Dharma Talk-  Akincano

Friday, July 24
9 am – 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions – Yuka
2 pm – 3 pm (20:00 CEST)   Guided Meditation  – Akincano
3.15pm – 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A – Yuka, Akincano  – zoom
5 pm – 6 pm (23:00 CEST)  Dharma Talk – Yuka

Saturday, July 25
9 am – 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions – Akincano
2 pm – 3 pm (20:00 CEST)   Guided Meditation – Yuka
3.15pm – 4 pm 21:15 CEST) Optional Q & A – Akincano, Yuka – zoom
5 pm – 6 pm (23:00 CEST)  Dharma Talk – Akincano

Sunday, July 26
9 am – 10 am (15:00 CEST) Guided Meditation and instructions – Yuka
2 pm – 3 pm (20:00 CEST) Closing Talk  – Akincano, Yuka

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Teacher Bios

Akincano M. Weber is a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist (MA). A former monk, he has lived and practised for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particular interests are early Buddhist texts, stillness and contemplative psychology. He is the guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne, Germany, co-founder of Bodhi College and teaches meditation and Buddhist Psychology in secular and traditional contexts in Europe and overseas.

Yuka Nakamura has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1993 in the Theravada, Dzogchen and Zen traditions. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and is a certified MBSR teacher. Based in Switzerland, she was trained as a Buddhist meditation teacher by Fred von Allmen and teaches at Beatenberg (Switzerland), Gaia House (UK), Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA), and other places. She is co-founder and teacher at the CFM Zentrum für Achtsamkeit in Zurich and faculty member for the Bodhi College teacher training program. She teaches in Switzerland and abroad.

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