Coming together as a community, we create a space of ease and support to meditate and cultivate inner freedom. Held in an environment of silence, this retreat provides an in-depth experience of the Buddha’s teachings on mindful awareness, as well as the cultivation of lovingkindness meditation, illuminating a path toward healing and greater happiness. Those without previous meditation experience are encouraged to participate.
An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Anthony Maes.
Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to any person of color who would like to attend. We offer a You Choose fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $20 per night (i.e. $120 minimum total). Those who can contribute more, however, help ensure that the community of POC meditators continues to flourish.
Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. You can reserve a seat when you complete your registration.
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.