March 1, 2021

Living Dharma: A Path of Connection


We’re thrilled to offer this insight meditation retreat for those who are new to meditation, taught by Michael Grady, Jean Esther and Tara Mulay. The retreat begins on Friday, May 14, at 7 pm ET.

We will explore how insight meditation practice can strengthen our capacities for connection by nurturing inner resources of mindfulness, lovingkindness, and wisdom.  We will practice developing one of these resources each day, with an emphasis on cultivating continuity throughout the day.

This page includes the retreat schedule and Zoom information. Links to retreat resources provided by the teachers are shared in the Retreat Resources section that follows the retreat schedule. Thirteen (13) continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses who register before the Opening Session. Please check our CE page for more information.

If you haven’t done so already, please register for this retreat here. If you have questions, please email us at

Teacher Support

Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees, though IMS may offer a modest advance to ensure financial support and the continuation of the teachings. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of your program, or you may donate now.


Note: All times are Eastern Time (ET) and can be adjusted for your own time zone and individual circumstances. To join these sessions, click the corresponding links, below. All online sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing later if you miss one. The full schedule is below and if you would like to print the schedule you can find it in the resources below.

Friday, May 14 — Opening Day

7:00 – 8:00 pm — Retreat Opening
Link to session recording: (Passcode: 1@ghe=B1)

Saturday, May 15 – Monday, May 17 *

10:00 – 11:15 am — Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation
Saturday:  Link to session recording: (Passcode: $wm$!52C)
Sunday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: G2aW#Zea)
Monday: Link to session recording:(Passcode: !S4a46e&)

11:15 -12 noon – Walking Meditation

12:00 – 1:00 pm — Guided Meditation & Discussion
Saturday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: imth1k$H)
Sunday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: @^5XZq&Q)
Monday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: gt^3?#$r)

1 pm – Lunch

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Meditation
Saturday: Link to the session recording: (Passcode: c&yK@o9G)
Sunday: Link to session recording: Passcode: (R9*nVDDk)
Monday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: X*8t0=V9)

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Walking Meditation

3:30 – 4:15 pm — Dharma Talk
Saturday: Link to session recording: ( Passcode: 9S%Gy!r4)
Sunday: Link to session recording:(Passcode: &TZu1U^.) Please note: There is a period at the end of the Passcode)
Monday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 8PzE.jh4)

4:15 – 5:00 pm – Walking Meditation

5:00 – 6:00 pm — Guided Meditation & Discussion
Saturday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: 8q#7frDE)
Sunday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: Z9GR5fz+)
Monday: Link to session recording: (Passcode: E51rh+#e)
The teachers will close the retreat during this session on Monday.

* Saturday: Mindfulness with Michael Grady
* Sunday: Lovingkindness with Tara Mulay
* Monday: Wisdom Practices with Jean Esther

Retreat Resources

Practice Schedule

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette