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).
During this mini-retreat, we will explore qualities of attention that refine our mindfulness practice and provide the ground for insight into the truth. Inclining our minds towards a deeply restful, allowing attention opens us to joy and ease. Clear perception of moment-to-moment experience unclouds our attention. Letting go of a mistaken sense of ownership of passing experience deepens our understanding of the truth of the way things are. These capacities of mind are available to all of us, and they are the seeds of awakening.
For this course, sliding scale fees are $35, $45, $55, or $75. We also offer a scholarship fee of $20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 teacher at the end of this course or you may do so here: Donate Now: Teacher Dana.
Schedule: all times listed in Eastern Time ET:
9:00 - 9:45 am Sitting Meditation & Instructions
9:45 - 10:30 am Walking Meditation & Instructions
10:30 - 11:15 am Sitting Meditation & Instructions
11:15 - 11:45 am Dharma talk and/or Q&A
11:45 - 12:15 pm Walking Meditation
12:15 - 12:45 pm Sitting Meditation
Information you might find helpful:
Guidelines For Your Home Retreat
IMS Online Program Etiquette
IMS Online FAQ’s