Local Meditation Group

Weekly meditation group

IMS’s Resident Teacher Chas DiCapua offers a weekly insight meditation class at IMS for both new and experienced meditators – all are welcome. The group meets Monday evenings, 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the Karuna House practice room. If this is your first time at IMS, or your first time at the meditation class, please contact Chas at chasd@dharma.org.

Monthly mini-retreat

To help deepen formal practice, Chas also leads a monthly “mini-retreat.” This is an evening (5:30–9:15 p.m.) of sitting and walking meditation, together with a talk about the teachings and a discussion.*

For more information, please contact our office at 978-355-4378 or rc@dharma.org. If this is your first time at IMS, or your first time at a mini-retreat, please contact Chas, the teacher, at chasd@dharma.org.

Mini-retreat schedule

5:30 – 6:15pm    Sitting meditation with instructions
6:15 – 6:45pm    Walking meditation
6:45 – 7:30pm    Silent sitting meditation
7:30 – 8:00pm    Walking meditation or yoga
8:00 – 8:30pm    Dharma talk, Q&A
8:30 – 8:45pm    Stretch, walking meditation
8:45 – 9:15pm    Sitting meditation, sharing merit

Note: Please leave all coats, bags, water bottles and other personal belongings in the coat room. Bring only yourself (and personal cushion if you have one) into the meditation hall. Thank You.

2019 mini-retreats

  • July 23
  • August 27
  • December 12

There are no mini-retreats scheduled for the months of March, May, and September through November 2019.

2020 mini-retreats

  • January 21
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 21
  • May 21
  • June 16
  • July 28
  • August 6
  • September 1
  • December 22

There are no mini-retreats scheduled for the months of October and November 2020.