Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 26 - March 31, 2021 (Friday to Wednesday)


Meeting format (During program sessions, you will be able to see and hear the teacher, as well as other program participants, and they will be able to see and hear you).

Held within the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, a powerful sense of community is created that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. This course is open to anyone who identifies as a woman – cis, trans or genderqueer. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, the retreat will feature daily talks, instructions, guided metta (boundless friendliness) practice and meetings with the teachers. An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.

Fees
For this course, sliding scale fees are $200, $260, $325, or $500. We also offer a scholarship fee of $100, 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. Select the rate of your choice when you register. Email imsonline@dharma.org for more information or to request a 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 Daylight Time EDT:

Friday, March 26
8 am: Opening talk (40 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom (45 min)
4 pm: Metta practice (45 mins)
7:30 pm: Silent sitting (30 min)

Saturday, March 27
8 am: Morning instructions and sit (30 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom (45 min)
1 pm: Q & A or talk (35 mins) followed by groups (25 min)
4 pm: Metta practice (30 mins)
7:30 pm: Silent sitting (30 min)

Sunday, March 28
8 am: Morning instructions and sit (30 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom (45 min)
1 pm: Q & A or talk (35 mins) followed by groups (25 min)
4 pm: Compassion and Joyfulness practice (30 mins)
7:30 pm: Silent sitting (30 min)

Monday, March 29
8 am: Morning instructions and sit (30 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom (45 min)
1 pm: Q & A or talk (35 mins) followed by groups (25 min)
4 pm:Equanimity practice (30 mins)
7:30 pm: Silent sitting (30 min)

Tuesday, March 30
8 am: Morning instructions and sit (30 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom (45 min)
1 pm: Q & A or talk (35 mins) followed by groups (25 min)
4 pm: Metta practice (30 mins)
7:30 pm: Silent sitting (30 min)

Wednesday, March 31
8 am: Morning instructions and sit (30 mins)
11 am: Mindful Movement with Éowyn Ahlstrom
1 pm: Closing talk (40 mins)

Information you might find helpful:

Guidelines For Your Home Retreat
IMS Online Program Etiquette
IMS Online FAQ’s

Teachers