Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 15 - May 15, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

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).

"I will abide pervading the all-encompassing world with a mind imbued with loving-kindness,
abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility, and without ill will. "

The liberative potential of kindness and care is available in every moment. During this mini-retreat, we'll engage the radiance of metta offered through the Subha Sutta (MN 99), cultivating this unconditional and boundless quality of the heart. Friendliness can come to infuse our moments, countering the forces of ill will, fixed views, and confusion so prevalent these days. Through the collective power of the brahma viharas (divine abidings), we'll find the quiet peace and insight so nourishing to the body, heart and mind.

All are welcome, both seasoned and beginning meditators alike.

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 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 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