Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat

Registration for this retreat is closed

Registration is closed for this retreat.
March 27 - April 03, 2020 (Friday to Friday)

We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Participants are required to have sat at least two Women in Meditation retreats at IMS – please document this when registering.

A lottery was conducted for this retreat. Registrations were due by November 5, 2019.

After almost 40 years of teaching at the Retreat Center, Christina will be retiring from her US commitments with this course – this will be her final IMS retreat. We honor her dedication to the Dharma!

Held within the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, a powerful sense of community is created that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. This course is open to anyone who identifies as a woman – cis, trans or genderqueer.

Christina Feldman and Narayan Helen Liebenson have taught this retreat together for over three decades – the longest teaching partnership in IMS’s history. Their deep friendship is woven into the fabric of this course, and even though an era is coming to a close with Christina’s departure, the foundation of heartful connection is strong: led by Narayan, this retreat will continue to welcome women each year to IMS to meditate with each other!

Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, the course will feature daily talks, instructions, guided metta (boundless friendliness) practice and meetings with the teachers.

An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

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

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.