Online Meditation Retreat for 18 - 32 year old Young Adults

This retreat is held online.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
July 28 - August 02, 2021 (Wednesday 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)

In this online retreat, dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of young adults in this difficult time, we will co-create a refuge from all forms of oppression, a nourishing refuge of rest and rejuvenation. With the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion as our guide, we will cultivate a wholehearted attention to the present moment, waking up from worldly delusion and developing embodied ease, clarity and kindness.

The online retreat format will consist of three live sessions a day and small group discussion with the teachers that will deepen our practice and nourish interpersonal connections. Optional additional sittings, and affinity groups will also be offered. Optional mindful movement will be offered by Sabra Saperstein. There will be plenty of time to feel out our own schedule flow so the retreat can work for us in relation to our particular scheduling needs.

Registration gives you access to the livestream event as well as unlimited access to each recorded session through our replay library.

Fees
For this program, sliding scale fees are $75, $125, $200, or $275. 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. Email imsonline@dharma.org 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 (except groups & movement) will be recorded and posted so you can view it later if you missed one.

Wednesday, July 28
7 - 8:15 pm - Opening Session – Rebecca, Chas, Devin
8:30 - 9 pm - Refuges & Precepts, Opening Ritual - Rebecca

Thursday, July 29
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Chas
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Q and A
2:15 – 3 pm – Mindful Movement with Sabra
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Devin

Friday, July 30
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Rebecca
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm – Mindful Movement with Sabra
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Devin
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Chas

Saturday, July 31
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Devin
11:30 – 12:30 pm — No session
2:15 – 3 pm – Mindful Movement with Sabra
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Chas
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Rebecca

Sunday, August 1
9 - 10 am - Sitting & Instructions - Chas
11:30 – 12:30 pm - Groups
2:15 – 3 pm – Mindful Movement with Sabra
4 - 5 pm - Dharma Talk - Rebecca
7 - 8 pm - Guided Metta Meditation - Devin

Monday, August 2
9 - 9:30 am - Sitting, Instructions - Rebecca
10 - 11:30 am - Closing Session - Rebecca, Chas, Devin

Information you might find helpful:
Guidelines For Your Home Retreat
IMS Online Program Etiquette
IMS Online FAQ’s

Teachers