Faith: Trust and Confidence in the Practice

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 05 - March 07, 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Both Webinar and Meeting Format (Some program sessions allow you to see and hear only the teacher, while other program sessions will allow you to see and hear the teacher as well as other program participants).

In this world of constant change, our hearts and minds naturally seek a reliable refuge. Mindfulness allows us to meet our ever-changing experience with balance and receptivity, and lovingkindness imbues mindful presence with openness and genuine care, providing such a reliable refuge. Faith points to this felt sense of finding a safe harbor and resilience in the midst of all that is happening within and around us. This quality invites us to find confidence when we might be lost, to find inspiration when we are struggling, and to have trust in what will arise as we continue on this path.

During this weekend retreat, we will practice mindfulness and lovingkindness together as we explore the possibility of having faith in the natural unfolding of the practice and faith in our own capacity to experience liberation from suffering. We will cultivate a heart that is calm and open to all possibilities. People of all levels of experience with meditation practice are welcome.

For this course, sliding scale fees are $80, $130, or $200. We also offer a scholarship fee of $40, and no-fee enrollment for those who request a fee-waiver. Our “Pay What You Can Afford" system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and contributes to the health and vibrancy of the sangha. Email for more information or to request a scholarship or no-fee enrollment.

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 Standard Time EST:
Note: all sessions (except Check-In & Q&R sessions - questions & responses and Closing) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one

Friday, March 5
7 pm - 8:30 pm - Opening and Meditation - Devin (All teachers present)

Saturday, March 6
10:00 - 11:00 am Meditation & Instructions - Roxanne
1:00 - 1:50 pm Dharma Talk - Tara
3:30 - 4:30 pm Check-In & Q&R - All teachers
7:00 - 7:45 pm Guided Meditation - Devin

Sunday, March 7
10:00 - 11:00 am Meditation with instructions - Tara
1:00 - 1:50 pm Dharma Talk - Roxanne
3:00 - 4:30 pm Closing, Check-In & Q&R - All teachers