Retreat Center Schedule 2020 & 2021

September 2020 Update
We will announce the 2021 Retreat Center schedule in October, as we continue to assess conditions with COVID-19 to determine when we can safely welcome retreatants back to campus. For more information on our temporary closure in 2020, visit IMS’s Response to COVID-19, and to explore online retreat 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.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 02 - October 07, 2020 (Friday to Wednesday)

Down to Earth Dharma: Buddhism from a Feminine Paradigm - RRS0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 16 - October 18, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Retreat: Honoring (Y)our Doorways to the Dhamma - API0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $120; Base: $80; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 27 - October 30, 2020 (Tuesday to Friday)

Mindfulness: The Gateway to Insight - JGSS02

Benefactor: $329; Sustaining: $129; Mid: $129; Base: $79; Scholarship: $20

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IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
November 05 - November 08, 2020 (Thursday to Sunday)

Caregivers Retreat: Ease the Mind and Replenish the Heart with the Brahma Viharas (Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity) - CARE0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $200; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 11 - December 13, 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Heartfelt Wisdom: Online Insight Meditation Weekend Retreat - PDD0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $180; Mid: $180; Base: $110; Scholarship: $50

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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.