Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat

Registration is open, with a waitlist.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
November 30 - December 05, 2021 (Tuesday to Sunday)


This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep and direct seeing into the nature of suffering and discovering a path to freedom. This retreat will support this process of awakening by encouraging a continuity of mindfulness in all activities throughout the day, while developing a kind and wise attitude in relating to whatever arises.

As we awaken and connect more fully to the present moment, all of life is then experienced as meditation. Clear, continuous knowing of our passing experience unclouds our attention and reveals liberating truth. We discover that each moment of our unfolding lives provides an opportunity for nurturing our innate capacity for kindness and wisdom.

This course, held within the context of silence, is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. The format will include meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking meditation periods, as well as talks about the Buddha’s teachings and meetings with the teachers. Guided metta (lovingkindness) practice will be offered each day.


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. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this program, or you may donate now.

Teachers