Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Retreat: Honoring (Y)our Doorways to the Dharma

Registration for this retreat is open

Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 03 - March 06, 2023 (Friday to Monday)

During this weekend retreat, we invite people of Asian descent to gather in community and open ourselves to the transformational potentials of insight meditation. We will practice the dharma together as people in the Asian diaspora, recognizing both our shared experiences and our differences. In this setting, we will have a unique opportunity to allow our minds to settle and to see the path and our highest intentions more clearly. Together, through this practice we can cultivate resilience, the capacity for wise response, and a sense of deep connectedness.

During this retreat, we will acknowledge and honor our unavoidable need to navigate the relative world of identities as well as the liberating potential of dharma practice to reveal to us the emptiness of identities and all conditioned phenomena. By taking time to cultivate awareness, we strengthen our ability to respond with compassion, insight, and wisdom to whatever is arising in the moment.

The retreat will be held in noble silence and will include guided meditations, dharma talks, and devotional chanting. It is open to all people who self-identify as of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We welcome both experienced practitioners and those without previous meditation experience.

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded for 2023. Please feel free to check back in 2023 for any updates.

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.