Online Meditation Retreat for 18 - 32 year old Young Adults

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
July 29 - August 03, 2020 (Wednesday to Monday)


In this online retreat, dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of young adults in this difficult time, we will co-create a refuge from all forms of oppression, a nourishing refuge of rest and rejuvenation. 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 online retreat format will consist of three live sessions a day and small group discussion with the teachers that will deepen our practice and nourish interpersonal connections. Optional additional sittings, and affinity groups will also be offered. Optional mindful movement will be offered by Beau Demkar. There will be plenty of time to feel out our own schedule flow so the retreat can work for us in relation to our particular scheduling needs.

Registration gives you access to the livestream event as well as unlimited access to each recorded session through our replay library.

Cost is sliding-scale: $400, $220, or $120, your choice. Paying at a higher rate helps IMS to offer ongoing support to teachers and staff during this period of closure. Scholarships ($20) are available. For more information, please email imsonline@dharma.org.

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 - all times listed in Eastern Daylight Time EDT:
Wednesday, July 29
3 pm - 4:15 pm Welcome & Introductions & Sitting - Rebecca, JoAnna, Chas, Dawn
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Review Schedule & stretch break
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Refuges & Precepts - JoAnna, Chas

Thursday, July 30
7 am - 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation - Rebecca
10 am - 11 am Meditation with Instructions - JoAnna
11 am - 12 Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
2 pm - 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A - Rebecca
3 pm - 3:50 pm Optional yoga - Beau
4 pm - 5 pm Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm - 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm - 7:45 pm Dharma Talk - Chas
8:30 pm - 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation - Dawn

Friday, July 31
7 am - 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation - Chas
10 am - 11 am Meditation with Instructions - Rebecca
11 am - 12 Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
2 pm - 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A - Dawn
3 pm - 3:50 pm Optional yoga - Beau
4 pm - 5 pm Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm - 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm - 7:45 pm Dharma Talk - JoAnna
8:30 pm - 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation - Dawn

Saturday, August 1
7 am - 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation - Chas
10 am - 11 am Meditation with Instructions - Dawn
11 am - 12 Practice Group Meeting - Chas, Dawn
12 - 1 pm Practice Group Meeting - Joanna, Rebecca
2 pm - 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A - Chas
3 pm - 3:50 pm Optional yoga - Beau
4 pm - 5 pm Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm - 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm - 7:45 pm Dharma Talk - Rebecca
8:30 pm - 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation - Dawn

Sunday, August 2
7 am - 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation - Rebecca
10 am - 11 am Meditation with Instructions - Chas
11 am - 12 Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
2 pm - 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A - JoAnna
3 pm - 3:50 pm Optional yoga - Beau
4 pm - 5 pm Practice Group Meeting - all teachers
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm - 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm - 7:45 pm Dharma Talk - Dawn
8:30 pm - 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation - Dawn

Monday, August 3
7 am - 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation - Chas
11 am - 11:30 am Meditation - JoAnna
11:30 - 12:25 pm Closing and Q&A - all teachers
12:25 - 12:30 pm Dedication of Merit - Rebecca

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