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Our Retreat Center courses offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. Retreats range from a weekend to three months – most are suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Please click on a course title below for a full description and to register.

IMS retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. At the Retreat Center, fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer donations to the teachers at the end of each retreat.

Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

September 4 – 7, 2015 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $375; Mid: $320; Base: $260; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.
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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 12 – December 5, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Guy Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Bonnie Duran, Brian Lesage & Erin Treat

Assistants

Kate Munding, Vance Pryor & Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,520; Mid: $7,830; Base: $5,140; Scholarship: N/A

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds for this retreat have been awarded.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 12 – October 24, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Guy Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Sally Armstrong, Greg Scharf & Andrea Fella

Assistants

Kate Munding & Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

'You Choose' funds are still available for people of color. Email registration@dharma.org to apply, and we will add your name to the retreat wait list.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 24 – December 5, 2015 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Bonnie Duran, Brian Lesage & Erin Treat

Assistants

Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,260; Mid: $3,915; Base: $2,570; Scholarship: N/A

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds for this retreat have been awarded.

'You Choose' funds are still available for people of color. Email registration@dharma.org to apply, and we will add your name to the retreat wait list.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 6 – 13, 2015 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Tim Geil

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $875; Mid: $675; Base: $475; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional qigong.
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Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

December 15 – 20, 2015 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $625; Mid: $500; Base: $375; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.

Hemera Fellowships for this retreat have been filled.
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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

December 29, 2015 – January 7, 2016 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,125; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.
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Joy on the Path: Insight Meditation Retreat – PA

January 9 – 14, 2016 (Saturday to Thursday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Lila Kate Wheeler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $650; Mid: $520; Base: $390; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170


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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research – MBMR

January 16 – 23, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman & Chris Cullen

Assistants

Yuka Nakamura & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: N/A

The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals or in teaching mindfulness.

25 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.

This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.
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The Wisdom of Equanimity: Insight Meditation Retreat – LW

February 5 – 10, 2016 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Lila Kate Wheeler & Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $650; Mid: $520; Base: $390; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional yoga.
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The Way of Wisdom: Insight Meditation Weekend – WAS

February 12 – 15, 2016 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Alexis Santos & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $390; Mid: $330; Base: $270; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100


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Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat – WN

February 19 – 24, 2016 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Winnie Nazarko & Annie Nugent

Assistants

Oren J. Sofer

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $650; Mid: $520; Base: $390; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional yoga.
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Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat – MK

February 25 – 29, 2016 (Thursday to Monday)

Teachers

Madeline Klyne & Chas DiCapua

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135


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Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat – AN

March 2 – 9, 2016 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235


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Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat – WOM

March 11 – 18, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Liebenson & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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Cultivating Discernment: Insight Meditation Retreat – CDC

March 19 – 23, 2016 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135


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Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat – MR

March 25 – April 1, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Ajahn Punnadhammo & Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $119 minimum total).
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Satipaṭṭhāna: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – BA

April 2 – 11, 2016 (Saturday to Monday)

Teachers

Bhikkhu Anālayo, Akincano & Shaila Catherine

Assistants

Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,170; Mid: $905; Base: $635; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Prerequisite is at least four retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.
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Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat – RB

April 15 – 20, 2016 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Jessica Morey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $650; Mid: $520; Base: $390; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat – TK

April 22 – 29, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Thanissara & Kittisaro

Assistants

Jeanie Daskais

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional qigong.

CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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The Integration of Love and Wisdom: Insight and Metta Retreat – KM

April 30 – May 8, 2016 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Assistants

Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,040; Mid: $805; Base: $565; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265


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Mindfulness, Kindness and Discovery: Insight Meditation Retreat – MG

May 10 – 15, 2016 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michael Grady & Susan O'Brien

Assistants

Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $650; Mid: $520; Base: $390; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170


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Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat – SS

May 18 – 25, 2016 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Sharon Salzberg, Mark Coleman & Winnie Nazarko

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 27 – June 9, 2016 (Friday to Thursday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald, Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,690; Mid: $1,305; Base: $915; Scholarship: $570, $505, $435

Includes optional yoga.
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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 10 – 12, 2016 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $260; Mid: $235; Base: $210; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70


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Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – SUJ

June 14 – 21, 2016 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Sayadaw U Jagara & Nikki Mirghafori

Assistants

John Preston

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Prerequisite is at least two week-long or three 5-night insight meditation retreats, or a single insight retreat of 14 or more days.
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People of Color Retreat – POC

June 22 – 28, 2016 (Wednesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Gina Sharpe, Joseph Goldstein & DaRa Williams

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $780; Mid: $615; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional yoga.

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $102 minimum total).

Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. To reserve a seat, complete your registration, and then call us at 978-355-4378, ext. 0.
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Teen Retreat – TR

June 30 – July 4, 2016 (Thursday to Monday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.
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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat – CF

July 10 – 17, 2016 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Akincano & John Peacock

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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The Buddha’s Way to Well-Being and Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat – HC

July 20 – 24, 2016 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Howard Cohn & Lila Kate Wheeler

Assistants

Alex Haley

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.

CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
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Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds – YA

July 27 – August 3, 2016 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Harper & Alex Haley

Assistants

Milena C. Ophuls

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional qigong

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $17 per night (ie $119 minimum total).

CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.
more details...

 

Attitude and Awareness, Insight and Integration – SA

August 5 – 14, 2016 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Steve Armstrong, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Assistants

Vance Pryor

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,170; Mid: $905; Base: $635; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305


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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL

August 19 – 26, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson, Greg Scharf & Madeline Klyne

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional yoga.
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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 26 – 28, 2016 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $260; Mid: $235; Base: $210; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70


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Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

September 2 – 5, 2016 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $390; Mid: $330; Base: $270; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100


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Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 10 – December 3, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Winnie Nazarko, Bonnie Duran & Alexis Santos

Assistants

DaRa Williams, Jaya Karen Rudgard, Vance Pryor & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $10,920; Mid: $8,135; Base: $5,350; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds), who might not otherwise afford the cost, for either Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 10 – October 22, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Winnie Nazarko & Bonnie Duran

Assistants

DaRa Williams & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,460; Mid: $4,070; Base: $2,675; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night, or $714 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 22 – December 3, 2016 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos

Assistants

Vance Pryor & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $5,460; Mid: $4,070; Base: $2,675; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $17 per night, or $714 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
more details...

 

Insight Meditation and the Heart – RN

December 9 – 16, 2016 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Tim Geil

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $910; Mid: $705; Base: $495; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235

Includes optional qigong.
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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community – LGBTIQ

December 18 – 22, 2016 (Sunday to Thursday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $520; Mid: $430; Base: $340; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135


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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat – NY

December 29, 2016 – January 7, 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Sustaining: $1,170; Mid: $905; Base: $635; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

Includes optional yoga.
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