Retreat Center Schedule 2020 & 2021

October 2020 Update
We are pleased to announce the 2021 Retreat Center schedule. To explore online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page. Both our Retreat Center and Forest Refuges will be closed through March, and we will be assessing conditions with COVID-19 to determine when we can safely welcome retreatants back to campus.

Our Retreat Center courses offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. Retreats range from a weekend to three months – most are suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Please click on a course title below for a full description and to register.

IMS retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. At the Retreat Center, fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer donations to the teachers at the end of each retreat.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
November 28 - November 29, 2020 (Saturday to Sunday)

Refuge in the Midst of the Holidays - WNL0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40

Click here to register.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
November 30 - December 28, 2020 (Monday to Monday)

BIPOC Sangha Online Weekly Sitting Group - BIPOC0

You Choose*
Open to all self-identified BIPOC only.

This group is offered free of charge.


Sign up once for access to the weekly sitting group through the end of this year.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 04 - December 06, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

A Beautiful State of Being: Meeting Others with an Open Heart - DJM0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40

Click here to register.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 06 - December 06, 2020 (Sunday to Sunday)

Showing Up for Our Lives - MINI-2

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 11 - December 13, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Online Insight Meditation Weekend Retreat - PDD0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $180; Mid: $180; Base: $110; Scholarship: $50

Click here to register.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 18 - December 20, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Indigenous Peoples Insight Meditation Weekend - WIP0

Benefactor: $80; Sustaining: $50; Mid: $40; Base: $30; Scholarship: $10
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 27 - December 27, 2020 (Sunday to Sunday)

Peace in the Stillness - MINI3

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 28 - December 30, 2020 (Monday to Wednesday)

Gentle Perseverance and Resilience: An Insight Meditation Retreat - TRJ0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $195; Base: $120; Scholarship: $60
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 29 - January 02, 2021 (Tuesday to Saturday)

Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat - NY0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $260; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 01 - January 07, 2021 (Friday to Thursday)

Start Again, Finding Ground - WA0

Benefactor: $600; Sustaining: $390; Mid: $310; Base: $240; Scholarship: $120
Applicants are expected to have attended at least one four-week structured and teacher-led insight meditation retreat, or four similar one-week retreats. Please document this when registering.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 08 - January 13, 2021 (Friday to Wednesday)

Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: An Online Insight Meditation Retreat - FMBA0

Benefactor: $600; Sustaining: $390; Mid: $310; Base: $240; Scholarship: $120
A professional involvement with mindfulness is a requirement for this course, along with either prior completion of a recognized eight-week mindfulness course, or prior retreat experience. Please state this when registering.

The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals or in teaching mindfulness.

22 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 09 - January 09, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

Natural Clarity and Stillness of Mind - MINI1

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Designed for people with an ongoing daily practice and some residential retreat experience, these Mini Retreats will offer instructions and guidance on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The retreats are designed to allow students to fine-tune their development of both the samatha (tranquility) and vipassana (clear seeing) aspects of the practice. In addition, continuity of mindfulness throughout the entire retreat period will be emphasized.

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 10 - January 23, 2021 (Sunday to Saturday)

The Dharma of Belonging: An Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Practitioners - JRSH0

Benefactor: $800; Sustaining: $500; Mid: $420; Base: $320; Scholarship: $160
Participants are required to have completed at least two previous residential meditation retreats of five days or longer. Please document this when registering.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 15 - January 18, 2021 (Friday to Monday)

Fierce Heart of Compassion: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Online Meditation Weekend Retreat - WMLK0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $60
Continuing education credits will be available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 31 - January 31, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

The Path of Liberation - MINI2

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 25 - February 28, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Retiro Casero en Español: Cultivando un Corazón Tranquilo para Estos Tiempos Inseguros - WRE0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $20
¿Por qué es importante que IMS ofrezca retiros en español?
Why is it important that IMS offer this retreat in Spanish?

Se ofrecerán créditos de educación continua para trabajadores sociales. Para más información, oprima aquí.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 05 - March 07, 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Faith: Trust and Confidence in the Practice - TRD0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 19 - March 23, 2021 (Friday to Tuesday)

Becoming Congruent with Life: Insight Meditation Retreat - CDC0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $210; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80
Continuing education credits will be available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.