Online Retreat for Teens

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 27 - June 28, 2021 (Sunday to Monday)

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 retreat is specifically for those who,as of August 31, 2021, will be aged 15–20; and past IMS Teen Retreat graduates from the 2018-2020 sessions. The course offers meditation instruction, half-hour sitting periods, facilitated discussion groups, and guided movement periods. The program will allow teens and young adults to develop and value their natural spirituality within a supportive online environment.

For this program, sliding scale fees are $40, $50, $65, or $100. Please select the highest rate you can reasonably afford. 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. Emailimsonline@dharma.orgfor 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:

Sunday, June 27
6:30 - 9 pm - Opening Session with small groups, talk, precepts and sitting

Monday, June 28
10 - 12:15 pm - Morning Session
▪ Sitting with Instructions

▪ Movement Meditation

▪ Sitting with Q&A

12:15 - 1:30 pm - Lunch on your own with optional hangout

1:30 - 5:15 pm - Afternoon Session
▪ Guided Movement

▪ Sitting Meditation

▪ Small groups

▪ Guided Loving Kindness Meditation

▪ Dharma Talk

▪ Workshops

5:15 - 6:45 pm - Dinner on your own with optional hangout

6:45 - 9:30 pm - Evening Session
▪ Sitting

▪ Small groups

▪ Closing Circle

9:30 pm - Retreat ends

Information you might find helpful:

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