This retreat is especially designed for young adults who, as of August 31, 2022, will be aged 15–19. The course offers 1/2 hour periods of sitting and walking meditation with ample instruction, several daily facilitated discussion groups, opportunities for meditative arts and daily periods of free time. This retreat allows young adults to develop and value their natural spirituality within a supportive environment committed to inclusivity of all. Along with the teaching team, a group of trained and dedicated adult mentors will support the teens’ experience. Extensive supervision is provided.
For more information, read an interview with IMS Teen Retreat Lead Teacher Jean Esther here.
“Having this kind of introduction to what is possible—a way to live in the world—is very powerful. These teens don’t just learn how to be on retreat, they learn how to be in the world. The Dharma has the potential to be a steadying life-long resource for them.”—Jean Esther, IMS Teen Retreat Lead Teacher
The daily schedule will include mindful movement offered by Tasha Judson.
Before we can confirm participation in this course, we need the name and contact information for both the teen retreatant and a parent or guardian, as well as the completed waiver, signed by both.
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.