Retreat Center – Schedule

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.

Wisdom and Compassion for Our Time: Insight Meditation Weekend – WJH

February 22 – 25, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday)

Teachers

JoAnna Hardy & Alexis Santos

Assistants

Leslie Booker

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; Scholarship: N/A

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 mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Freedom Here and Now: Insight Meditation Retreat – CDC

February 27 – March 4, 2018 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua & Jean Esther

Assistants

Leslie Booker

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

This program qualifies for 15 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Reclamation of the Sacred: A Journey of Healing and Reconnection Through Insight Meditation – TK

March 6 – 14, 2018 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Thanissara, Kittisaro & DaRa Williams

Assistants

Yong Oh & Jeanie Daskais

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,760; Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: N/A

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 qigong.

This program qualifies for 24 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

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Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat – WOM

March 16 – 23, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Narayan Liebenson & Madeline Klyne

Assistants

Tuere Sala

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; 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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Mindfully Facing Disease, Death, Stress, Pain and Illness: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students on the Confluence of Classical and Modern Approaches to Healing, Insight and Liberation – BAKZ

March 24 – April 1, 2018 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Bhikkhu Anālayo, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sally Armstrong & Bonnie Duran

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,760; Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 50 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Participants are required to have sat at least three silent retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering
.

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The Middle Way ~ Finding Our Natural Resting Place: Monastic Retreat – MR

April 3 – 12, 2018 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Teachers

Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

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

*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 $20 per night (ie $180 minimum total).

Includes optional yoga.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat – RB

April 13 – 20, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Devin Berry & bruni dávila

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

This program qualifies for 21 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Includes optional yoga.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Living Dharma: Mindfulness, Kindness & Wisdom – MG

April 21 – 25, 2018 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Michael Grady & Sara Schedler

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $880; Sustaining: $545; Mid: $450; Base: $355; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $80). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Natural Wisdom and Compassion: Insight Meditation Retreat – SA

April 27 – May 4, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Steve Armstrong, Annie Nugent, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Keri Pederson

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

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 mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Natural Awareness Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – CW

May 5 – 13, 2018 (Saturday to Sunday)

Teachers

Carol Wilson, Steve Armstrong & Alexis Santos

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,760; Sustaining: $1,090; Mid: $845; Base: $595; 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 mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat – SS

May 16 – 23, 2018 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Sharon Salzberg, Mark Coleman & Oren Jay Sofer

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 100 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

This program qualifies for 21 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat – MM

May 25 – June 3, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Assistants

Pari Ruengvisesh & Darine Monroy

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; 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.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $180). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM

June 7 – 10, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday)

Teachers

Michele McDonald & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators – WJK

June 14 – 17, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday)

Teachers

Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman Kornfield & Teja Bell

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 50 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Participants are required to have sat at least two silent residential retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, and have five years of meditation practice. Please document this when registering.


Includes optional qigong.

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Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat – WPA

June 18 – 21, 2018 (Monday to Thursday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair

Assistants

Devin Berry & Kate Johnson

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; Scholarship: N/A

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

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Teen Retreat – TR

June 23 – 27, 2018 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Chas DiCapua, Jean Esther & JoAnna Hardy

Assistants

Ed Hauben & Peggy Gillespie

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $880; Sustaining: $545; Mid: $450; Base: $355; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135

Includes optional yoga.

Please make sure we have name and contact information for both the teen and a parent or guardian, and also note that we need to receive a waiver signed by both BEFORE we can confirm you into this course. Print or download it when you register.

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People of Color Retreat – POC

June 28 – July 3, 2018 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teachers

DaRa Williams, Ruth King & JoAnna Hardy

Assistants

Devin Berry, bruni dávila, Jozen Tamori Gibson & Roxanne Dault

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional mindful movement.

*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 $20 per night (ie $100 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 or email rc@dharma.org

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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – CF

July 7 – 14, 2018 (Saturday to Saturday)

Teachers

Christina Feldman, Akincano & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

Participants are required to have sat at least one silent meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.

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Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – AMW

July 15 – 22, 2018 (Sunday to Sunday)

Teachers

Akincano, Chris Cullen & Yuka Nakamura

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.


Includes optional yoga.

Participants are required to have sat at least one silent meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.

more details...

 

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds – YA

July 25 – August 1, 2018 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua & JoAnna Hardy

Assistants

Devon Hase & Matthew Hepburn

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

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

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 $20 per night (i.e. $140 minimum total).

This program qualifies for 21 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

The Sure Heart’s Release: Insight and Metta Retreat – KM

August 3 – 12, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

Assistants

Devin Berry

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: N/A

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 mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat – NL

August 17 – 24, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Assistants

Tim Geil

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend – WNL

August 24 – 26, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70

Includes optional yoga.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend – WLD

August 31 – September 3, 2018 (Friday to Monday)

Teachers

Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $660; Sustaining: $410; Mid: $345; Base: $280; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community – LGBTIQ

September 4 – 9, 2018 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teachers

Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle

Assistants

Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

This retreat is open to both experienced and beginner meditators who self-identify as queer, questioning, trans, bisexual, lesbian, gay, agender, intersex or two-spirit.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $100). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Three-Month Retreat – 3MO

September 11 – December 4, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Sally Armstrong, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, Bhante Buddharakkhita, DaRa Williams, Jill Shepherd & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Assistants

Jeanne Corrigal, Yong Oh, Dawn Scott & Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $18,480; Sustaining: $11,420; Mid: $8,530; Base: $5,640; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces for either Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 – PT1

September 11 – October 23, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Sally Armstrong, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella, Bhante Buddharakkhita & Jaya Karen Rudgard

Assistants

Jeanne Corrigal & Yong Oh

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

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Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 – PT2

October 23 – December 4, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, DaRa Williams & Jill Shepherd

Assistants

Dawn Scott & Tara Mulay

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

more details...

 

Awakening : Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students – RN

December 7 – 14, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Teachers

Rodney Smith & Narayan Liebenson

Assistants

Matthew Hepburn & Neesha Patel

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; Scholarship: N/A

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

Includes optional qigong.

Participants are required to have sat at least three silent residential retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, and have three years of meditation practice in a Buddhist tradition. Please document this when registering.

more details...

 

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

December 15 – 20, 2018 (Saturday to Thursday)

Teachers

Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer

Assistants

Devin Berry

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (minimum of $100). Email ‘registration@dharma.org’ to apply.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

more details...

 

Winter Solstice Insight Meditation Weekend – WRB

December 21 – 23, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw

Assistants

Roxanne Dault

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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

December 29, 2018 – January 7, 2019 (Saturday to Monday)

Teachers

Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

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