Cultivation, Investigation, Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
Akincano & Yuka Nakamura
Register for this 5-Day recorded program, and enjoy unlimited access to each recorded session through our replay library.
Cost is sliding-scale: $500, $275, or $190, your choice.
12 continuing education credits were available for psychologists, social workers and nurses for the live-streamed version of this retreat, but they are no longer available for the on-demand offering.
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 includes guidance on sitting and walking meditation, and Dharma talks 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.
Click the links below to access individual retreat sessions. The times listed are suggestions. We recommend watching the sessions in order: 1-12. All sessions are listed here.
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.