All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Exploring deeply the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness infused with lovingkindness, this silent meditation retreat, open to all, will cultivate our connection to ourselves and to life itself through body-centered awareness. Developing intimacy with our physical, energetic and emotional bodies, we will touch essential truths about life and gain the stability of heart that helps us move through this world with greater wisdom and compassion.
The course will be supported by daily insight and lovingkindness meditation instructions, talks about the teachings and meetings with the teachers. There will also be the opportunity to practice walking meditation outdoors on IMS's beautiful grounds, and an optional period of mindful movement will be offered each afternoon.
Teacher Greg Scharf will offer an optional daily session of qigong.
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.