Retreat Center Schedule 2020

The Retreat Center 2021 schedule will be available during the first week of September.

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.

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
March 27 - April 03, 2020 (Friday to Friday)

Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat - WOM

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Participants are required to have sat at least two Women in Meditation retreats at IMS – please document this when registering.


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


Includes optional daily mindful movement.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 04 - April 09, 2020 (Saturday to Thursday)

Finding the Way Home to Natural Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat - BVM

Benefactor: $1,250; Sustaining: $740; Mid: $590; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $100 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 10 - April 12, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Finding True Refuge: Insight Meditation Weekend - WCDC

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $295; Mid: $260; Base: $225; Scholarship: $90
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

Assistants

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 14 - April 21, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat - RB

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

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

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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

Assistants

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 22 - April 30, 2020 (Wednesday to Thursday)

Cultivating Awareness and Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - CW

Benefactor: $2,000; Sustaining: $1,185; Mid: $910; Base: $635; Scholarship: $350
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

Assistants

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
May 01 - May 10, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat - MR

Benefactor: $2,250; Sustaining: $1,330; Mid: $1,020; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $20 per night (ie $180 minimum total).


This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
May 13 - May 20, 2020 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat - SS

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: N/A
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Please note that Sharon Salzberg will offer a daily guided meditation and Q&A in the meditation hall. She will not be scheduling meetings with participants or offering evening Dharma talks during this course.


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


All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
May 22 - May 31, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat - MM

Benefactor: $2,250; Sustaining: $1,330; Mid: $1,020; Base: $705; Scholarship: $400
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 04 - June 07, 2020 (Thursday to Sunday)

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend - WMM

Benefactor: $750; Sustaining: $445; Mid: $375; Base: $300; Scholarship: $130
A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 09 - June 16, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

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

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $140 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.


Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 18 - June 24, 2020 (Thursday to Wednesday)

People of Color Retreat - POC

Benefactor: $1,500; Sustaining: $890; Mid: $685; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $20 per night (ie $120 minimum total).

Free bus transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis between New York City and IMS. You can reserve a seat when you complete your registration.


This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 26 - July 01, 2020 (Friday to Wednesday)

Teen Retreat - TR

Benefactor: $1,250; Sustaining: $740; Mid: $590; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Before we can confirm participation in this course, we need the name and contact information for both the teen retreatant and a parent or guardian, as well as the completed waiver, signed by both.


Includes daily mindful movement.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 05 - July 10, 2020 (Sunday to Friday)

Living Dharma: Mindfulness, Kindness and Wisdom - MG

Benefactor: $1,250; Sustaining: $740; Mid: $590; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

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

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.


Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 12 - July 19, 2020 (Sunday to Sunday)

Liberating Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - WN

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

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


Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 21 - July 28, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Cultivation, Investigation, Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students - AMW

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310
Participants are required to have sat at least one silent meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.


Includes optional daily mindful movement.

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

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 50 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 29 - August 05, 2020 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds - YA

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

*So that IMS can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $20 per night (ie $140 minimum total).

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

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


Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 07 - August 16, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Mindfulness & Insight Meditation: The Mahāsi Method - KM

Benefactor: $2,250; Sustaining: $1,330; Mid: $1,020; Base: $705; Scholarship: $400
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 50 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 20 - August 27, 2020 (Thursday to Thursday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat - NL

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,035; Mid: $795; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.


Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 28 - August 30, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend - WNL

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $295; Mid: $260; Base: $225; Scholarship: $90

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.



Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 04 - September 07, 2020 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Weekend - WLD

Benefactor: $750; Sustaining: $445; Mid: $375; Base: $300; Scholarship: $130
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
September 08 - September 13, 2020 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Freedom & Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for our LGBTQAI+ Community - LGBTQAI

Benefactor: $1,250; Sustaining: $740; Mid: $590; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $100 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
September 15 - December 08, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - 3MO

Benefactor: $21,000; Sustaining: $12,430; Mid: $9,210; Base: $5,985; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815
Prerequisite is three silent 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 daily mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces for Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat are available for people of color in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.


Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
September 15 - October 27, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 - PT1

Benefactor: $10,500; Sustaining: $6,215; Mid: $4,605; Base: $2,995; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Prerequisite is three silent 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 daily mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.




Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
October 27 - December 08, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 - PT2

Benefactor: $10,500; Sustaining: $6,215; Mid: $4,605; Base: $2,995; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Prerequisite is three silent 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.rnrnrn


Includes optional daily mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

All You Choose fee spaces for young adults (18-32 year olds) have currently been awarded. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email registration@dharma.org to apply.



Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 11 - December 16, 2020 (Friday to Wednesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,250; Sustaining: $740; Mid: $590; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220
This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 29 - January 07, 2021 (Tuesday to Thursday)

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

Benefactor: $2,250; Sustaining: $1,330; Mid: $1,020; Base: $705; Scholarship: $400
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.