Retreat Center Schedule 2021-2022

We are so pleased to welcome you back to Barre for these on-campus retreats! Please note: as part of COVID-19 safety protocols, all staff, teachers, and retreatants at IMS will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination before arrival on campus. For more information, click here.
To explore virtual program 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.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
October 05 - October 26, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

First 3-Week Insight Meditation Retreat - 3WKS1

Benefactor: $6,005; Sustaining: $3,475; Mid: $2,525; Base: $1,575; Scholarship: N/A
Prerequisite is two (three for anybody interested in attending for 6-weeks) silent on-site retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers' names, dates and length of courses when registering. You will also need to submit a questionnaire when signing up – your course participation cannot be confirmed until this is received and approved.

Includes optional mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a waitlist.

To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
October 29 - November 19, 2021 (Friday to Friday)

Second 3-Week Insight Meditation Retreat - 3WKS2

Benefactor: $6,005; Sustaining: $3,475; Mid: $2,525; Base: $1,575; Scholarship: N/A
Prerequisite is two (three for anybody interested in attending for 6-weeks) silent on-site retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers' names, dates and length of courses when registering. You will also need to submit a questionnaire when signing up – your course participation cannot be confirmed until this is received and approved.

Includes optional mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a waitlist.

To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
November 30 - December 05, 2021 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat - MG

Benefactor: $1,350; Sustaining: $775; Mid: $610; Base: $435; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 08 - December 15, 2021 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat - AN

Benefactor: $1,896; Sustaining: $1,095; Mid: $825; Base: $550; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.


Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 17 - December 22, 2021 (Friday to Wednesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,350; Sustaining: $775; Mid: $610; Base: $435; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 29 - January 07, 2022 (Wednesday to Friday)

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

Benefactor: $2,440; Sustaining: $1,405; Mid: $1,060; Base: $705; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
January 08 - January 15, 2022 (Saturday to Saturday)

Mindfulness and Liberation – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat - FMBA

Benefactor: $1,895; Sustaining: $1,095; Mid: $825; Base: $550; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

A minimum requirement for attendance is prior completion of a recognized eight-week mindfulness course, or prior retreat experience of at least two week-long silent retreats, or 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.


This program offers for 25 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses.

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