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.

Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
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

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 long waitlist.


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 of over 30 people.

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.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
January 16 - January 18, 2022 (Sunday to Tuesday)

Empowering Our Hearts, Freeing Our Minds: Insight Meditation Retreat Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - WMLK

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

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
January 28 - February 02, 2022 (Friday to Wednesday)

Befriending the World through Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat - BD

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

An optional period of mindful movement will be offered.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
February 04 - February 10, 2022 (Friday to Thursday)

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

Benefactor: $1,720; Sustaining: $995; Mid: $750; Base: $475; Scholarship: N/A
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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
February 12 - February 15, 2022 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Clear Mind, Open Heart: An Introduction to Insight Meditation - OS

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

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
February 17 - February 20, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)

Retiro Latinx Residencial (Latinx Retreat) - WRE

Benefactor: $850; Sustaining: $490; Mid: $405; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
*Para que IMS pueda ofrecer este tipo de asistencia económica a tantas personas como sea posible, por favor sea tan generosx como pueda-cuando escoja su cuota de $20 o más por noche ($60 es la cantidad mínima).


IMS proveerá transportación gratis (lxs primerxs que la pidan-cabida limitada) entre Boston y IMS. Usted podrá reservar un asiento cuando complete su subscripción al retiro.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
February 22 - February 27, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Illuminating the Heart & Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat - MK

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; Scholarship: N/A
Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
March 02 - March 09, 2022 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Opening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation Retreat - ET

Benefactor: $2,005; Sustaining: $1,155; Mid: $870; Base: $550; Scholarship: N/A
Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
March 11 - March 18, 2022 (Friday to Friday)

Women in Meditation - WOM

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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Assistants

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
March 30 - April 04, 2022 (Wednesday to Monday)

Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for our Times - ED

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

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.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
April 08 - April 10, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Grounding the Heart in Kindness-Infused Awareness: Insight and Lovingkindness Weekend Retreat - WRB

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

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
April 11 - April 18, 2022 (Monday to Monday)

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

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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
April 20 - April 29, 2022 (Wednesday to Friday)

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

Benefactor: $2,580; Sustaining: $1,485; Mid: $1,120; 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 $180 minimum total).

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

Includes optional mindful movement.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
May 01 - May 04, 2022 (Sunday to Wednesday)

Developing the Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat - AS

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

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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
May 06 - May 14, 2022 (Friday to Saturday)

Cultivating Awareness & Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - CW

Benefactor: $2,290; Sustaining: $1,325; Mid: $1,000; Base: $635; Scholarship: N/A

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Lottery
Registration is held via lottery 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: $310, $270, $235
This is a lottery course. Registrations due by December 14, 2021.


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: $440, $390, $335
Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
June 09 - June 12, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)

Establishing Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat - WOV

Benefactor: $850; Sustaining: $490; Mid: $405; Base: $300; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $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.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

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 short 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.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

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

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.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
July 05 - July 10, 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Stillness & Insight: Insight Meditation Retreat - CDC

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; Base: $435; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $310, $270, $235
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.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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
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).

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $400, $350, $305
Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $90, $80, $70
Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
September 02 - September 05, 2022 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend - WLD

Benefactor: $850; Sustaining: $490; Mid: $405; Base: $300; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $220, $195, $170

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815
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.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
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.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
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.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
December 08 - December 13, 2022 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,425; Sustaining: $820; Mid: $645; 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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
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: $400, $350, $305

Still available: Spaces for Service Retreatants, available for any yogi who has participated in at least one 7-day retreat at IMS. Please see our Service Retreat page for more information.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.