Not-Self from a Feminine Paradigm: A Retreat Open to All Experience Levels and All Genders

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 07 - March 12, 2021 (Sunday to Friday)


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).

During this retreat we will feel into not-self from the perspective of what’s known as the feminine archetype. How do we experience self and not-self on an embodied feeling level? We can use conceptual frameworks such as the five aggregates and the six sense bases to describe anatta, but what does the actual experience feel like? Through the body and sensing/feeling, we will explore how the self comes together and how it releases. Through sense-based intimacy, we will connect with contraction and spaciousness, clinging and non-clinging, suffering and freedom.

18 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Fees:
For this course, sliding scale fees are $200, $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. Email imsonline@dharma.org 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 groups, evening meditations, opening ritual and final group practice session) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one

Sunday, March 7
4 - 5:30 pm - Opening Session - Rebecca & Dawn
7 - 8 pm - Refuges & Precepts, Opening Ritual - Rebecca & Dawn

Monday, March 8
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Dawn
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Practice Groups (Each participant will have a group every other day for a total of two groups)
7 - 8 pm - Chanting, Guided Metta Meditation - Dawn

Tuesday, March 9
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Rebecca
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Dharma Talk - Dawn
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Practice Groups (Each participant will have a group every other day for a total of two groups)
7 - 8 pm - Chanting, Guided Metta Meditation - Rebecca

Wednesday, March 10
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Dawn
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Practice Groups (Each participant will have a group every other day for a total of two groups)
7 - 8 pm - Chanting, Guided Metta Meditation - Dawn

Thursday, March 11
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Rebecca
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Dharma Talk - Dawn
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Practice Groups (Each participant will have a group every other day for a total of two groups) -
7 - 8 pm - Chanting, Guided Metta Meditation - Rebecca

Friday, March 12
9 - 10 am - Group Meditation Practice - Rebecca & Dawn
11 - 12:30 pm - Closing Session - Rebecca & Dawn

Information you might find helpful:

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

Teachers