Retreat Center Schedule: 2018-2019

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.

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Registration is closed for this retreat.
September 11 - December 04, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - 3MO

Benefactor: $18,480; Sustaining: $11,420; Mid: $8,530; Base: $5,640; Scholarship: N/A
One space currently available.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Prerequisite is two 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.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces for Part 1 or Part 2 of this retreat are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants 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. Please note: All You Choose fee spaces have currently been awarded.


Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
October 23 - December 04, 2018 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 - PT2

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: N/A
Prerequisite is two 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.

Spaces still available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

Includes optional yoga once a week.

All You Choose fee spaces 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 07 - December 14, 2018 (Friday to Friday)

Awakening : Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students - RN

Benefactor: $1,540; Sustaining: $950; Mid: $735; Base: $520; 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.

Includes optional qigong.

Participants are required to have sat at least three silent residential retreats of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher, and have three years of meditation practice in a Buddhist tradition. Please document this when registering.


Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 15 - December 20, 2018 (Saturday to Thursday)

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

Benefactor: $1,100; Sustaining: $680; Mid: $545; Base: $410; 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.

All You Choose fee spaces have currently been awarded.

All fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists have been awarded.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 21 - December 23, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Winter Solstice Insight Meditation Weekend - WRB

Benefactor: $440; Sustaining: $270; Mid: $245; Base: $215; 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.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists have been awarded.


Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 29 - January 07, 2019 (Saturday to Monday)

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

Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists have been awarded.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
January 09 - January 16, 2019 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research - MBMR

Benefactor: $1,575; Sustaining: $1,000; Mid: $770; Base: $540; Scholarship: N/A
All the teachers of this retreat have experience in teaching or training teachers in mindfulness-based applications.

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

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

Includes optional mindful movement.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
January 18 - January 21, 2019 (Friday to Monday)

Wisdom and Compassion for Our Time: Insight Meditation Weekend - WMLK

Benefactor: $705; Sustaining: $420; Mid: $355; Base: $290; 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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
February 02 - February 10, 2019 (Saturday to Sunday)

The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat - JG

Benefactor: $1,880; Sustaining: $1,120; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 400 people. Please consider choosing another retreat.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
February 13 - February 20, 2019 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation - BL

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.

This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
February 22 - February 27, 2019 (Friday to Wednesday)

Awareness, Pure and Simple: Insight Meditation Retreat - MK

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Includes optional mindful movement.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 01 - March 06, 2019 (Friday to Wednesday)

Living Dharma: Mindfulness, Kindness and Wisdom - MG

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

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.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 08 - March 15, 2019 (Friday to Friday)

Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat - WN

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 16 - March 20, 2019 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Freedom Here and Now: Insight Meditation Retreat - CDC

Benefactor: $940; Sustaining: $560; Mid: $465; Base: $365; Scholarship: $180, $155, $135
This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

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 $80 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 22 - March 27, 2019 (Friday to Wednesday)

Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat - DW

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
March 30 - April 06, 2019 (Saturday to Saturday)

Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat - WOM

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: N/A
Includes optional mindful movement.

This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 60 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
April 07 - April 14, 2019 (Sunday to Sunday)

Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat - RB

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional yoga.

This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
April 16 - April 24, 2019 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat - MR

Benefactor: $1,880; Sustaining: $1,120; Mid: $870; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
*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 $160 minimum total).

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
April 26 - May 04, 2019 (Friday to Saturday)

Cultivating Awareness & Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - CW

Benefactor: $1,880; Sustaining: $1,120; Mid: $870; Base: $615; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional qigong.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
May 05 - May 12, 2019 (Sunday to Sunday)

The Sure Heart’s Release: Insight and Metta Retreat - KM

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
May 15 - May 22, 2019 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat - SS

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations are due by October 31, 2018.

Includes optional yoga.

This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
May 24 - June 02, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $2,115; Sustaining: $1,260; Mid: $975; Base: $685; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 06 - June 09, 2019 (Thursday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $705; Sustaining: $420; Mid: $355; Base: $290; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 11 - June 16, 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Finding a True Refuge: Insight Meditation Retreat - GS

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Includes optional mindful movement.

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.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 18 - June 24, 2019 (Tuesday to Monday)

People of Color Retreat - POC

Benefactor: $1,410; Sustaining: $840; Mid: $660; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional 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).
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 27 - July 02, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teen Retreat - TR

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Includes optional mindful movement.

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.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
July 06 - July 13, 2019 (Saturday to Saturday)

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students - CF

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Participants are required to have sat at least two retreats with Christina Feldman at IMS – please document this when registering.

Includes optional mindful movement.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
July 14 - July 21, 2019 (Sunday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
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 mindful movement.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
July 24 - July 31, 2019 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds - YA

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
Includes optional 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).

This program qualifies for continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
August 02 - August 11, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Mindfulness and Insight Meditation: The Mahāsi Method - SA

Benefactor: $2,115; Sustaining: $1,260; Mid: $975; Base: $685; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
August 15 - August 22, 2019 (Thursday to Thursday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat - NL

Benefactor: $1,645; Sustaining: $980; Mid: $760; Base: $535; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
August 23 - August 25, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend - WNL

Benefactor: $470; Sustaining: $280; Mid: $250; Base: $220; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70
Includes optional mindful movement.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
August 30 - September 02, 2019 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend - WLD

Benefactor: $705; Sustaining: $420; Mid: $355; Base: $290; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
September 03 - September 08, 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community - LGBTQAI

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; 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.

Assistants

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
September 10 - December 03, 2019 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - 3MO

Benefactor: $19,740; Sustaining: $11,755; Mid: $8,785; Base: $5,810; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815
Registration for this retreat is not currently open. We will begin accepting registrations on December 5, 2018.

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.

Includes optional 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 and young adults (18-32 year olds) 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 after December 5 to apply.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
September 10 - October 22, 2019 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 - PT1

Benefactor: $9,870; Sustaining: $5,880; Mid: $4,395; Base: $2,905; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Registration for this retreat is not currently open. We will begin accepting registrations on December 5, 2018.

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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds) 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 after December 5 to apply.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
October 22 - December 03, 2019 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 - PT2

Benefactor: $9,870; Sustaining: $5,880; Mid: $4,395; Base: $2,905; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Registration for this retreat is not currently open. We will begin accepting registrations on December 5, 2018.

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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds) 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 after December 5 to apply.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
December 06 - December 11, 2019 (Friday to Wednesday)

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

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Includes optional mindful movement.

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.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
December 13 - December 18, 2019 (Friday to Wednesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
December 20 - December 23, 2019 (Friday to Monday)

Winter Solstice Insight Meditation Weekend - WRB

Benefactor: $705; Sustaining: $420; Mid: $355; Base: $290; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
December 29 - January 07, 2020 (Sunday to Tuesday)

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

Benefactor: $2,115; Sustaining: $1,260; Mid: $975; Base: $685; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305