Contemplating Arising and Passing Away: The Path to Insight

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 07 - May 09, 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).

During this insight meditation retreat, we will explore impermanence ("anicca" in Pali), which the Buddha identified as one of the three characteristics of conditioned existence. The Buddha encouraged us to practice mindfulness and, in doing so, to contemplate the nature of arising and passing away in the body and the mind. This contemplation creates the conditions for a more direct and intuitive understanding of impermanence. With a deeper understanding, we can begin to let go of clinging and ground our lives in wisdom and compassion. We can cultivate clarity of mind and an open heart, empowering us to meet the challenging conditions of our world. Practitioners of all levels of experience are invited to participate in this retreat, which will include guided meditation, silent sitting and walking meditation periods, dharma talks, and chanting.

Fees
For this program, sliding scale fees are $80, $130, or $200. Please select the highest rate you can reasonably afford. 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 imsonline@dharma.org for more information or to request a no-fee enrollment.

Teacher Support
Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees, though IMS may offer a modest advance to ensure financial support and the continuation of the teachings. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of your program, or you may donate now


Daily Schedule - all times listed in Eastern Time ET:
Note: all sessions (except interactive opening, practice discussions and Q&R sessions - questions & responses and closing) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one


Friday, May 7
7 pm - 7:30 pm - Opening introduction
7:45 - 8:30 pm - Opening interactive & Meditation

Saturday, May 8
10:00 - 11:00 am - Meditation & Instructions
1:00 - 1:45 pm - Dharma Talk
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Meditation & Q&R
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Group Practice Discussions (For one-half of retreatants)
7:00 - 7:45 pm - Guided Meditation

Sunday, May 9
10:00 - 11:00 am - Meditation with Instructions
11:30-12:30 pm - Group Practice Discussions (For one-half of Retreatants)
1:00 - 1:45 pm - Dharma Talk
3:00 - 4:30 pm - Closing, Check-In & Q&R

Information you might find helpful:

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

Teachers