Join a community of young people exploring the breadth and depth of the heart and mind in a silent retreat setting dedicated to inclusivity and creating refuge from all forms of oppression. With the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion as our guide, we will cultivate a wholehearted attention to the present moment, waking up from worldly delusion and developing embodied ease, clarity and kindness.
The retreat format includes daily meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with teachers, and opportunities for questions and discussion. An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Beau Demkar.
The course will end with a day of optional activities centered on building relationships, supporting community, and integrating the practice into our everyday lives. All are welcome to attend – the retreat is open to both beginning and experienced meditators.
Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to anyone who would like to participate. We offer a You Choose fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $20 per night (i.e. $140 minimum total). Those who can contribute more, however, help IMS to continue providing financial aid to as many people as possible. Don't let cost be an obstacle: as long as there is space in the retreat, we will find a way for you to attend.
21 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.