Retreat Center Schedule 2020 & 2021

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.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 09 - June 13, 2020 (Tuesday to Saturday)

Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Online Meditation Retreat - AN0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $220; Mid: $220; Base: $150; Scholarship: $70
Click here to register
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 16 - June 30, 2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience - SSF0

Benefactor: $50; Sustaining: $40; Mid: $40; Base: $30; Scholarship: $15
Click here to register
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
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

We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

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.

Closed
Registration is closed 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
We are temporarily closed in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

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 long 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 long 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!
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

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

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.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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
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.

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 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.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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
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.

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 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

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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
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.

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 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 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 long 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!
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.