Liberation of Heart and Mind: Online Vipassana and Lovingkindness Retreat

Registration for this retreat is closed

Registration is closed for this retreat.
June 03 - June 06, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

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).

This intensive online retreat is an opportunity to explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation by touching into the wordless depths of our own heart, with an emphasis on lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. By practicing with interest, acceptance and kindness, we develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with ease and serenity. With guidance and support from the teachers, both new and experienced meditators will be encouraged to deepen their trust in their own practice.

For this program, sliding scale fees are $160, $210, $260, or $400. Please select the highest rate you can reasonably afford. We also offer a scholarship fee of $80, 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 for more information or to request a no-fee enrollment.

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

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 will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one

Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6
9 - 9:45 am - Sit with instructions – Darine
10 - 10:45 am - Walking with Instructions – Pari
12 - 12:45 pm – Sit - Darine or Pari
3 - 3:45 pm - Sit with Instructions - Michele or Jesse
5 - 6 pm – Questions and Answers – Michele and Jesse
8 - 8:45 pm – Dhamma Talk – Michele or Jesse
9 - 9.45 pm – Metta Chanting and Sit – Jesse or Pari

Information you might find helpful:

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