Retreat Center Schedule 2022-2023

Announcing the 2023 Retreat Center Course Schedule!

For 2023 courses, you can now register below for any retreats that will be held during the first third of the year: January, February, March and April. Registrations for May-August will open on October 18, 2022, and for September-December courses, on November 15, 2022.
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.

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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

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

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.
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Registration is closed 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
Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

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: $1,850
We are no longer accepting registrations for this retreat, please choose another retreat.

Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.

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 of over 60 people. 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.


All 2022 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 of over 60 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

All 2022 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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: $265, $230, $200
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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.

16 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.


Includes optional daily mindful movement.

Assistants

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Registration is still open for this retreat!
January 15 - January 18, 2023 (Sunday to Wednesday)

Wholehearted and Noble Participation: An Insight Meditation Retreat Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - WMLK

Benefactor: $895; Sustaining: $515; Mid: $425; Base: $315; 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 $25 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $75 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!
January 28 - February 02, 2023 (Saturday to Thursday)

Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times - ED

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.


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 04 - February 11, 2023 (Saturday to Saturday)

Befriending the World through Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat - BD

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

This program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

Assistants

Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
February 14 - February 21, 2023 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

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

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
February 23 - March 01, 2023 (Thursday to Wednesday)

Return to Wholeness: Opening to Wisdom & Love - DW

Benefactor: $1,805; Sustaining: $1,045; Mid: $790; Base: $500; Scholarship: $265, $230, $200
Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 03 - March 06, 2023 (Friday to Monday)

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Retreat: Honoring (Y)our Doorways to the Dharma - API

Benefactor: $895; Sustaining: $515; Mid: $425; Base: $315; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
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 08 - March 15, 2023 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Cultivating Awareness and Wisdom: An Insight Meditation Retreat - AS

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
March 17 - March 22, 2023 (Friday to Wednesday)

The Two Wings of the Dharma: Infusing Our Lives with Wisdom & Compassion - CDC

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
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 24 - March 31, 2023 (Friday to Friday)

Women in Meditation - WOM

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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!
April 02 - April 09, 2023 (Sunday to Sunday)

Lovingkindness Retreat - MOS

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $235, $270, $310
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Open
Registration is still open for this retreat!
April 11 - April 18, 2023 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

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

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
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 21 - April 28, 2023 (Friday to Friday)

Recognizing Natural Awareness - GS

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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 $25 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $175 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
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May 09 - May 17, 2023 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat - Lottery Sign-up - JGL

Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022. You cannot sign up for the lottery before this date.


A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations will be due by November 7, 2022 at midnight ET. If selected in the lottery, a dedicated link will be given to confirm a spot in the retreat and make a deposit. Please see full details by clicking the link to the retreat description, above.

Benefactor: $2,405; Sustaining: $1,390; Mid: $1,050; Base: $665; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265


No deposit is required to sign up for the lottery. If a spot opens for you, you will need to make a deposit of at least $180 within a week, and you will specify the sliding scale (or scholarship) rate that you would like to pay at that time.




Includes optional mindful movement.
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May 20 - May 29, 2023 (Saturday to Monday)

Finding the Present Moment: Insight Meditation Retreat - CWWN

Benefactor: $2,710; Sustaining: $1,560; Mid: $1,175; Base: $740; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.
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June 01 - June 04, 2023 (Thursday to Sunday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend - NLGM

Benefactor: $895; Sustaining: $515; Mid: $425; Base: $315; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.
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June 05 - June 13, 2023 (Monday to Tuesday)

The Energy Body, Receptacle of Mind and Matter: Insight Meditation & Lovingkindness Retreat - SUJ

Benefactor: $2,405; Sustaining: $1,390; Mid: $1,050; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


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 $25 per night (i.e. $200 minimum total).

Assistants

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June 15 - June 23, 2023 (Thursday to Friday)

By Any Means Necessary: A Journey to Liberation & Freedom Through Wisdom & the Heart! Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced BIPOC Meditators - EBIPOC

Benefactor: $2,405; Sustaining: $1,390; Mid: $1,050; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.

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 $25 per night (i.e. $200 minimum total).

We invite Black, Indigenous and all People of Color (BIPOC) who have been undertaking study and practice for at least three years and have sat three or more 5-7 day retreats to join us for this retreat. At least two of these retreats must be residential; one can have been online.


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.
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June 25 - June 30, 2023 (Sunday to Friday)

Teen Retreat - TR

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


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.

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July 02 - July 10, 2023 (Sunday to Monday)

Unification of Mind: Concentration Retreat - CWN

Benefactor: $2,405; Sustaining: $1,390; Mid: $1,050; Base: $665; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.

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July 11 - July 19, 2023 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

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

Benefactor: $2,405; Sustaining: $1,390; Mid: $1,050; Base: $665; Scholarship: $350, $310, $265
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022

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 will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.

Includes optional mindful movement.

This program qualifies for 18 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
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July 21 - July 24, 2023 (Friday to Monday)

Mindfulness in Daily Life: Insight Meditation Retreat - JH

Benefactor: $895; Sustaining: $515; Mid: $425; Base: $315; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


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 $25 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $75 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.

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July 26 - August 02, 2023 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds - YA

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: You Choose*; Scholarship: N/A
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


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 $25 per night (i.e. $175 minimum total).

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August 04 - August 13, 2023 (Friday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $2,710; Sustaining: $1,560; Mid: $1,175; Base: $740; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.

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August 17 - August 24, 2023 (Thursday to Thursday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat - NL

Benefactor: $2,105; Sustaining: $1,215; Mid: $915; Base: $580; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.

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August 25 - August 27, 2023 (Friday to Sunday)

Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend - WNL

Benefactor: $595; Sustaining: $335; Mid: $295; Base: $235; Scholarship: $90, $80, $70
Registration for this retreat will open on October 18, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.


Includes optional mindful movement.

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September 01 - September 04, 2023 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend - WLD

Benefactor: $895; Sustaining: $515; Mid: $425; Base: $315; Scholarship: $130, $115, $100
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.
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September 05 - September 10, 2023 (Tuesday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.

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 $25 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $125 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.
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September 12 - December 05, 2023 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - 3MO

Benefactor: $25,360; Sustaining: $14,680; Mid: $10,665; Base: $6,285; Scholarship: $3,700, $3,255, $2,815
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.



Prerequisite
is three silent residential 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 mindful movement.

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 $25 per night, or $1,050 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.
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September 12 - October 24, 2023 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1 - PT1

Benefactor: $12,680; Sustaining: $7,340; Mid: $5,335; Base: $3,145; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.



Prerequisite
is three silent residential 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 mindful movement.


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 $25 per night, or $1,050 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

Assistants

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October 24 - December 05, 2023 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2 - PT2

Benefactor: $12,680; Sustaining: $7,340; Mid: $5,335; Base: $3,145; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.


Prerequisite is three silent residential 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 mindful movement.


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 $25 per night, or $1,050 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

Assistants

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December 07 - December 12, 2023 (Thursday to Tuesday)

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

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.

Includes optional mindful movement.
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December 14 - December 19, 2023 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat - PA

Benefactor: $1,495; Sustaining: $860; Mid: $675; Base: $455; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.

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 $25 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $125 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.
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December 29 - January 07, 2024 (Friday to Sunday)

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

Benefactor: $2,710; Sustaining: $1,560; Mid: $1,175; Base: $740; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305
Registration for this retreat will open on November 15, 2022.


A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships will be available for this retreat once registration is open. Please do not apply before registration is open.