IMS Retreat Center Teachers 2021

Note that for any residential retreat that gets canceled due to Covid-19 and is offered instead as an online program, the teaching teams, titles, and dates may be subject to change as well. All programs offered online will be available for registration on our Retreat Center Schedule page. 


 1/8-1/15 – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches – FMBA – Yuka Nakamura & Bob Stahl & Christiane Wolf with Antonia Sumbundu. 
Will be offered online, same teachers; dates: 1 /8 – 1/13.

 1/16-1/18 – The Fierce Heart of Compassion: Insight Meditation Weekend – WMLK Nakawe Cuebas Berrios & Devin Berry with Shelly Graf. 
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

1/30-2/7 – The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation – JG – Joseph Goldstein, Bart van Melik, Roxanne Dault & Neesha Patel, with Sabra Saperstein (mvmt).
Will be offered online in early April.

2/9-2/16 – Finding a True Refuge: Insight Meditation – GS – Greg Scharf & Carol Wilson with Tara Mulay and Devin Berry.
Will be offered online, details coming soon; dates: 2/10 – 2/14.

2/18-2/23 – Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation – DW – DaRa Williams, Pamela Weiss, Tuere Sala, Shelly Graf, and Nakawe Cuebas Berrios, with Lissa Edmond (mvmt).
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

2/25-2/28 – Retiro Residencial en Español – WREbruni davila & Nakawe Cuebas Berrios.
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

3/2-3/9 – Discovering a Deeper Way of Being Through Insight Meditation – BL – Brian Lesage & Erin Treat with Jozen Tamori Gibson, with Sabra Saperstein (mvmt). 

3/12-3/17 – Living Mindfully, Embracing Kindness: Insight Meditation – MK – Madeline Klyne and Chas DiCapua with Matthew Hepburn and Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt).
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

3/19-3/24Becoming Congruent with Life: Insight Meditation – CDC – Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

3/24-3/31 – Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation – WOM – Narayan H Liebenson, Christina Feldman, Erin Treat & Zeenat Potia, with Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt).
Will be offered online, details coming soon.

4/3-4/11 – The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat – MR – Ajahn Punnadhammo & Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni 

4/14-4/21 – Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight & Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat – RB – Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf, and Dawn Scott  

4/22-4/29 – Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Practitioners – RN – Rodney Smith and Narayan H Liebenson, with Matthew Hepburn and Ellen McCown (qigong).

4/30-5/2 – Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Weekend – WRB – Rebecca Bradshaw and Vance Pryor.

5/7-5/14 – The Sure Heart’s Release: Insight Meditation & Metta Retreat – KM – Kamala Masters, Steve Armstrong, Deborah Helzer, and Mark Nunberg.

5/15-5/18 – Living Dharma:  Mindfulness, Kindness and Wisdom – MG – Michael Grady,  Jean Esther, and Tara Mulay.

5/19-5/26 – Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat – SS – Sharon Salzberg, Winnie Nazarko, Greg Scharf and Oren Sofer with Roxanne Dault, and Calia Marshall (mvmt)

5/28-6/6 – Liberation of Heart & Mind: Insight Meditation & Lovingkindness Retreat – MM – Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, with Pari Ruengvisesh & Darine Monroy.

6/10-6/13 – Liberation of Heart & Mind: Loving Kindness & Insight Weekend – WMM – Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey.

6/14-6/19 – Befriending the World through Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat – BD – Bonnie Duran & Pascal Auclair.

6/20-6/26 – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Retreat – BIPOC – JoAnna Hardy, Devin Berry, Yong Oh, Nakawe Cuebas Berrios, and Louije Kim with Sabra Saperstein (mvmt).

6/28-7/3 – Teen Retreat – TR – Jean Esther with Anthony Maes and Tasha Judson (mvmt).

7/5-7/7 – Developing the Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat – AS – Alexis Santos & Shelly Graf

7/9-7/16 – Wise Intention: Insight & Lovingkindness Retreat – WN – Winnie Nazarko and Tara Mulay, with Malaika Tabors (mvmt).

7/17-7/25 – Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced BIPOC Meditators (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) – EBIPOC – DaRa Williams, Dawn Scott, Tara Mulay, and Yong Oh with Lissa Edmond (mvmt).

7/28-8/4 – Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds – YA – Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Hardy & Devin Berry. with Sabra Saperstein (movmt).

8/6-8/15 – Mindfulness and Insight Meditation: The Mahāsi Method – SA – Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Deborah Helzer, Tara Mulay, and Vance Pryor.

8/19-8/26 – Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL – Narayan H Liebenson, Matthew Hepburn, and Devon Hase, with Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt).

8/27-8/29 – Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL – Narayan H Liebenson with Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt).

9/3-9/6 – Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD – Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

9/7-9/12 –  Freedom & Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI+ Community – LGBTQAI+ – Pascal Auclair and Anushka Fernandopulle.

9/14-12/7 –  Three-Month Retreat – 3MOAnnie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko, Bhante Buddharakkhuita, Brain Lesage, DaRa Williams, Jaya Rudgard, Susie Harrington, Tuere Sala, Dawn Scott.

9/14-10/26 – Three-Month Retreat – Part 1 – PT1 – Annie Nugent, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Winnie Nazarko, and DaRa Williams, with Tara Mulay, Anne Patrikainen, and Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt).

10/26-12/7 – Three-Month Retreat – Part 2 – PT2 – Brian Lesage, Greg Scharf, Dawn Scott, Jaya Rudgard, Susie Harrington and Tuere Sala, with Matthew Hepburn and Éowyn Ahlstrom (mvmt)

12/9-12/16 – Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN – Annie Nugent, Devin Berry & Roxanne Dault, with Beau Demkar (mvmt).

12/17-12/22 – Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – PA – Pascal Auclair and Alexis Santos.

12/29-1/7 – Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY – Yanai Postelnik and Catherine McGee.