March 26, 2021

Online Retreat for Teens with Jean Esther


We are thrilled this special program for teens taught by Jean Esther. The retreat begins on Sunday, June 27, at 6:30 pm ET.

This retreat is specifically for those who, as of June 27, 2021, will be age 15–19. The course offers meditation instruction, half-hour sitting periods, facilitated discussion groups, and guided movement periods. The program will allow teens and young adults to develop and value their natural spirituality within a supportive online environment. If you haven’t done so already, please register for this retreat here.

This page includes the retreat schedule, Zoom information, and other retreat resources provided by the teachers. If you have additional 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 and can be adjusted for your own time zone and individual circumstances. To join these sessions, click the corresponding links, below. Sessions will not be recorded.

Sunday, June 27

6:30 – 9:00 pm —Opening Session (includes small groups, Dharma talk, precepts, and sitting)

Monday, June 28

Zoom link for the entire day

10:00 am – 12:15 pm — Morning Session

  • Sitting with Instructions
  • Movement Meditation
  • Sitting with Q&A

12:15 – 1:30 pm — Lunch on your own with optional hangout

1:30 – 5:15 pm — Afternoon Session

  • Guided Movement
  • Sitting Meditation
  • Small groups
  • Guided Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Dharma Talk
  • Workshops

5:15 – 6:45 pm — Dinner on your own with optional hangout

6:46 – 9:30 pm — Evening Session

  • Sitting
  • Small groups
  • Closing Circle

9:30 pm — Retreat ends

Retreat Resources

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette