Retreat Center Schedule 2020 & 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Retreat Center and Forest Refuge will remain closed through the end of 2020. For more information, visit IMS’s Response to COVID-19, and to explore online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page.

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.
June 24 - August 29, 2020 (Wednesday to Saturday)

Deepening Practice: A Mentorship Program with Joseph Goldstein - JGM0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $225; Mid: $225; Base: $149; Scholarship: $75

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
August 03 - August 17, 2020 (Monday to Monday)

Deepening Metta Practice: A Q &A Program with Sharon Salzberg - SSMQ0

Benefactor: $179; Sustaining: $129; Mid: $129; Base: $90; Scholarship: N/A

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
August 07 - August 09, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Mindfulness & Insight Meditation: The Mahāsi Method - KMSA0

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

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
August 21 - August 26, 2020 (Friday to Wednesday)

The Four Beautiful Qualities of Heart: An online Meditation Retreat - NL0

Benefactor: $600; Sustaining: $390; Mid: $390; Base: $240; Scholarship: $120

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
August 27 - August 31, 2020 (Thursday to Monday)

Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners - CJBB0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $260; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
September 01 - September 08, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Still Heart of Awareness: An Online Retreat for Experienced Students - GSA0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $275; Mid: $275; Base: $190; Scholarship: $90

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
September 11 - September 13, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Discovering Freedom: Online Weekend - AFPA0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $195; Base: $120; Scholarship: $60

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 02 - October 07, 2020 (Friday to Wednesday)

Down to Earth Dharma: Buddhism Through an Embodied Relationship with Life - RRS0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 27 - October 30, 2020 (Tuesday to Friday)

Mindfulness: The Gateway to Insight - JGSS02

Benefactor: $329; Sustaining: $129; Mid: $129; Base: $79; Scholarship: $20

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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

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Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
January 08 - January 15, 2021 (Friday to Friday)

Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat - FMBA

Benefactor: $1,855; Sustaining: $1,065; Mid: $815; Base: $565; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
A minimum requirement for attendance is prior completion of a recognized eight-week mindfulness course, or prior retreat experience and a professional involvement with mindfulness. Please state this when registering.

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

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

25 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.