Online Retreat for Teens

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 26 - June 29, 2020 (Friday to Monday)


This retreat is specifically for those who, as of August 31, 2020, will be aged 15–19. This on-line course offers meditation instruction, half-hour sitting periods, facilitated discussion groups, and a guided movement period each day. This allows young adults to develop and value their natural spirituality within a supportive on-line environment.

A note on dana (generosity)
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this course.


Daily Schedule (**listed times are in EDT time zone)
Note: all sessions will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one. Discussion Groups will NOT be recorded.


Friday, June 26

7 pm - 7:50 pm Opening Talk

Saturday, June 27

10 am - 10:45 am Morning Sit & Instructions, Q&A, Guidance on Mindful Daily Activity
11 am - 11:30 am Group Gathering
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Small Group Discussions
2 pm - 3:00 pm Mindful Movement
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Guided Metta Meditation
5 pm - 6 pm Discussion Groups and Guided Meditation
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Dharma Talk, Q&A, Guided Meditation

Sunday, June 28

10 am - 11 am Morning Sit & Instructions, Q&A, Guidance on Mindful Daily Activity
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Small Group Discussions
2 pm - 3:00 pm Mindful Movement
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Guided Metta Meditation
5 pm - 6 pm Discussion Groups and Guided Meditation
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Dharma Talk, Q&A, Guided Meditation
8:30 pm - 10 pm Community Share / Dance


Monday, June 29

10 am - 11 am Final Small Group Discussions
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Closing Circle

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