Steadiness and Wisdom - Online Weekend

Registration for this retreat is closed

Registration is closed for this retreat.
August 28 - August 29, 2021 (Saturday 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.)

The two essential components of insight meditation practice are steadiness and wisdom. Steadiness of mind brings inner balance. On Saturday, the instructions will focus on how to best steady and collect, calm and unify the mind. We learn how to engage the methods of practice to find inner balance in the very midst of experiences. Steadiness encourages strength of heart, making it possible to bear with and open to life as it is.

Wisdom - fostered by inquiry and investigation - is more easily accessed with a foundation of steadiness and calm. The foundation for wisdom is steadiness and collectedness of the mind. On Sunday, the instructions will focus on wisdom practices, learning to look into the deeper aspects of our lives and living with greater compassion and understanding. Such a practice brings about the heart’s sure release.

Open to both new and experienced meditators, all are welcome!

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

For this program, sliding scale fees are $80, $100, $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. Select the rate of your choice when you register. Emailimsonline@dharma.orgfor 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. Clickhereto 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 maydonate 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

Saturday, August 28
10 - 10:45 am - Opening Session, Guided Meditation, Instructions for the day
12:15 - 1 pm - Dharma Talk & Sitting
3 - 3:45 pm - Q & A
4 - 4:45 pm - mindful movement with Juan Sosa
6:15 - 7 pm - Guided Meditation

Sunday, August 29
10 - 10:45 am - Guided Meditation, Instructions for the day
12:15 - 1 pm - Dharma Talk & Sitting
2:15 - 3 pm - mindful movement with Juan Sosa
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Q & A
5 - 5:30 pm - Closing Session

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