Can the qualities of friendliness, care, courage, joy and balance create the right conditions for the deepening of wisdom? Or are they simply beautiful expressions of it? Or both? While silently sitting and walking with meditative presence, and with guidance from the teachers, we can open more fully to the life both around us and inside of us. Through the quality of this connection, we can discover for ourselves how living with a sense of fullness and engagement might be possible.
This online weekend retreat is open to all, both beginning meditators and those with more experience.
Optional Possible Personal Practice Schedule:
~ 9 am sit
~ 9:30 walk
~ 10 am instructions
~ 11:15 am walk
~ 12 lunch
~ 1 pm Q+A
~ 2:15 pm walk
~ 2:45 pm sit
~ 3:30 pm walk
~ 4 pm talk
~ 5:15 pm meal
~ 7 pm heart practices
~ 8 pm walk
~ 8:30pm sit
~ 9 pm rest
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.
Cost is sliding-scale: $110, $180, or $300, your choice. Registration fees support the Insight Meditation Society’s work online and at our physical retreat centers in Barre, MA.
Financial Assistance is available. We invite you to reach out—nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. To inquire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Schedule - all times listed in Eastern Standard Time EST:
Note: all sessions (except Q&A) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one.
7 pm - 8:30 pm - Opening and Meditation - Devin, Devon, Pascal
10 am - 11:15 am - Instructions and Meditation - Pascal
1 pm - 2:15 pm - Q&A - Devon
4 pm - 5:30 pm - Meditation and Dharma Talk - Devin
7 pm - 8 pm - Heart Practices - Pascal
10 am - 11:15 am - Instructions and Meditation - Devon
1 pm - 2:15 pm - Q&A - Devin
4 pm - 5:30 pm - Meditation and Dharma Talk - Pascal
7 pm - 8:30 pm - Closing - Devon & Devin, with Pascal