Retreat Center Schedule 2019 – 2020

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.
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: 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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowshipsare available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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: 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 Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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: 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.

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!
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 of over 30 people. 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).
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
June 27 - July 02, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday)

Teen Retreat - TR

Benefactor: $1,175; Sustaining: $700; Mid: $560; Base: $420; Scholarship: $220, $195, $170
This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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: N/A
Participants are required to have sat at least two retreats with Christina Feldman at IMS – please document this when registering.

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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

Assistants

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


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.

21 continuing education credits are available 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.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. 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 $140 minimum total).

21 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
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: 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.

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!
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: 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.

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!
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: 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.

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!
August 30 - September 02, 2019 (Friday to Monday)

Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend - WLD

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

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.
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.

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!
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: N/A
Prerequisite is a total of 21 days of silent, residential retreat with recognized insight meditation teachers. Courses must be five days or longer in duration. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.


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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces for 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 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: N/A
Prerequisite is a total of 21 days of silent, residential retreat with recognized insight meditation teachers. Courses must be five days or longer in duration. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.


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.

Includes optional mindful movement.


All You Choose fee spaces for people of color and 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!
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: N/A
Prerequisite is a total of 21 days of silent, residential retreat with recognized insight meditation teachers. Courses must be five days or longer in duration. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

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.

Includes optional mindful movement.

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 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: 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.

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.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

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
A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available.

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
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!
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: 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!
January 09 - January 16, 2020 (Thursday to Thursday)

Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat - FMBA

Benefactor: $1,750; Sustaining: $1,010; Mid: $780; Base: $550; Scholarship: $310, $270, $235
A professional involvement with mindfulness is a requirement for this course, along with either prior completion of a recognized eight-week mindfulness course, or prior retreat experience. 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.