February 1, 2021

Emptiness – Online Retreat Extension with Guy Armstrong


Welcome to the retreat page for the four-week extension of Guy & Sally Armstrong’s Emptiness retreat offered March 1 – 8, 2021. This extension offered by Guy is designed to continue and further develop the themes of the initial retreat, including selflessness, insubstantiality, and the nature of awareness. The extension, from March 9 – April 3, is available only to those who participated in the Emptiness retreat.

During this extension, you’re invited to continue in retreat mode or attend the sessions as part of your normal daily lives, integrating the teachings as works best for you. Guy will offer two dharma talks a week based on his book Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators, and there will be time at each session for Q&A. More information will be coming soon.

Links to suggested home retreat guidelines, Zoom information, and information about online retreat etiquette are located in the Retreat Resources section below. Links to session recordings will be posted in the Session Recordings section below, so you can catch up if you miss one. Audio from the talks and instructions will also be made available on Dharma Seed afterward for retreatants only. (Retreat Code: HQVF)

If you have questions, please email us at imsonline@dharma.org.

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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.  Please note that your teacher has waived his dana advance for this course. If you would like to offer dana to support your teacher, please visit our teacher support page. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.)

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Tuesdays & Saturdays
2:00 – 3:15 pm ET / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm PT
Zoom Link (for all sessions)

Session Recordings

Tuesday, March 9: Link to session recording: (Passcode: #8FCnG9. ) * This passcode includes the period after the 9
Saturday, March 13: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 4c4R!yiX)
Tuesday, March 16: Link to session recording: (Passcode: $QRW7+$@)
Saturday, March 20: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 5+$32qB8)
Tuesday, March 23: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 9d+?YT5%)
Saturday, March 27: Link to session recording: (Passcode: maG8%eaj)
Tuesday, March 30: Link to session recording: (Passcode: &Bf8.9rQ)
Saturday, April 3: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 2lBu&0h3)

Retreat Resources

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette