Unification of Mind: Concentration Retreat

Registration is open, with a waitlist.

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Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 02 - July 10, 2023 (Sunday to Monday)


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

The retreat will focus on the cultivation of samadhi, or unification of mind. Instruction will be given on using the breath as a primary object of awareness. Loving-kindness meditation will also be offered, brightening the heart/mind and supporting wise concentration.


The teachers will have practice meetings with retreatants, so individuals have personalized support for their practice. There will be daily meditation instructions, as well as evening talks on the Buddha’s teachings.


Daily movement practice led by Éowyn Ahlstrom will ease and refresh the body, strengthening mindfulness as the doorway to samadhi.


This silent retreat is open to both beginners and those who have well-established practices of many years.

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.

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