Retreat Center Schedule 2022-2023

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.

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
May 18 - May 25, 2022 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat - SS

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; Base: $550; Scholarship: N/A
Includes optional mindful movement.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
May 28 - June 07, 2022 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Finding the Present Moment: Insight Meditation Retreat - WNAT

Benefactor: $2,865; Sustaining: $1,650; Mid: $1,245; Base: $785; Scholarship: N/A
Space available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.


All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 09 - June 12, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)

Establishing Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat - WOV

Benefactor: $850; Sustaining: $490; Mid: $405; Base: $300; 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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 14 - June 19, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; 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.

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.


All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 20 - June 26, 2022 (Monday to Sunday)

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Retreat - BIPOC

Benefactor: $1,720; Sustaining: $995; Mid: $750; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A

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


We offer a You Choose fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $20 per night (i.e. $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.


All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 28 - July 03, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Teen Retreat - TR

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170

For more information, read an interview with IMS Teen Retreat Lead Teacher Jean Esther here.


Includes daily 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.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 05 - July 10, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Stillness & Insight: Insight Meditation Retreat - CDC

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; 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.
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All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 11 - July 18, 2022 (Monday to Monday)

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

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; 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.

Includes optional mindful movement.


Participants are required to have sat at least one silent residential meditation retreat of a week or more with a recognized insight meditation teacher. Please document this when registering.



All
Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 19 - July 26, 2022 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Unification of Mind: Concentration Retreat - WN

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; 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.

Includes optional mindful movement.


All
Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
July 27 - August 03, 2022 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds - YA

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
This retreat is full with a long waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional mindful movement.

Our wish is to make this retreat accessible to anyone who would like to participate. We offer a You Choose fee option for this course, charging a minimum of just $20 per night (i.e. $140 minimum total).

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 05 - August 14, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Leading to Liberation - KM

Benefactor: $2,580; Sustaining: $1,485; Mid: $1,120; Base: $705; Scholarship: N/A

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

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 18 - August 25, 2022 (Thursday to Thursday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat - NL

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; 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 mindful movement.

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
August 26 - August 28, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend - WNL

Benefactor: $565; Sustaining: $320; Mid: $280; Base: $225; 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.


All
Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 02 - September 05, 2022 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend - WLD

Benefactor: $850; Sustaining: $490; Mid: $405; Base: $300; 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.

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 $60 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply. rn

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 06 - September 11, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; 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
Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 13 - December 06, 2022 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - 3MO

Benefactor: $24,150; Sustaining: $13,980; Mid: $10,155; Base: $5,985; 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.

Prerequisite is three silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. For the 2022 three-month course and its six-week partials, one of the three qualifying retreats can be an online retreat of 7 days or longer 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.


A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for Part 1 OR Part 2 for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). 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.


Includes optional mindful movement.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 13 - October 25, 2022 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 - PT1

Benefactor: $12,075; Sustaining: $6,990; Mid: $5,080; Base: $2,995; 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.

Prerequisite is three silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. For the 2022 three-month course and its six-week partials, one of the three qualifying retreats can be an online retreat of 7 days or longer 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.



A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). 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.


Includes optional mindful movement.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
October 25 - December 06, 2022 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 - PT2

Benefactor: $12,075; Sustaining: $6,990; Mid: $5,080; Base: $2,995; 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.

Prerequisite is three silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. For the 2022 three-month course and its six-week partials, one of the three qualifying retreats can be an online retreat of 7 days or longer 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.


A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds). 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.


Includes optional mindful movement.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 08 - December 13, 2022 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; 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 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.rn


All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
December 29 - January 07, 2023 (Thursday to Saturday)

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

Benefactor: $2,580; Sustaining: $1,485; Mid: $1,120; Base: $705; 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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
January 08 - January 14, 2023 (Sunday to Saturday)

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

Benefactor: $1,805; Sustaining: $1,045; Mid: $790; Base: $500; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
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 both involved in training mindfulness-based professionals or in teaching mindfulness.


Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

Includes optional daily mindful movement.

Assistants