Retreat Center Schedule 2021

To explore other online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page. Both our Retreat Center and Forest Refuges will be closed through June, and we will be assessing conditions with COVID-19 to determine when we can safely welcome retreatants back to campus.

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.
January 04 - December 27, 2021 (Monday to Monday)

BIPOC Sangha Online Weekly Sitting Group - BIPOC0

Please call for rates
Open to all self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) only.

This group is offered free of charge.


Sign up once for access to the weekly sitting group through the end of 2021.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 01 - December 30, 2021 (Monday to Thursday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Core Teachings of the Dharma Path - WOB0

Benefactor: $1,075; Sustaining: $850; Mid: $850; Base: $525; Scholarship: $200
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
April 06 - April 27, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 4 - WOB4

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
April 13 - April 18, 2021 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Embodying Kindness and Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat - RB0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
April 24 - April 28, 2021 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Practioners - RN0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
The prerequisite for this retreat is three years of experience in the Insight or Zen traditions and 3-week long or longer silent residential retreats.

Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
April 24 - April 24, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

Opening Our Hearts and Minds to Insight - MINI7

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 01 - May 05, 2021 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Wisdom and Compassion - The Two Wings of the Dharma - ANBS0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
Prerequisites:
Participants are required to have completed at least two previous residential meditation retreats of seven days or longer.

Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 04 - May 25, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 5 - WOB5

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 07 - May 09, 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Contemplating Arising and Passing Away: The Path to Insight - STA0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 14 - May 17, 2021 (Friday to Monday)

Living Dharma: A Path of Connection - An Insight Meditation Retreat for Beginners - MG0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $60

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 15 - May 15, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable - MINI8

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 19 - May 24, 2021 (Wednesday to Monday)

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat - SS0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 29 - May 31, 2021 (Saturday to Monday)

Compassion and Devotion: A Retreat for Cultivating Love - DNY0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $60

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
May 30 - May 30, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

Nature in Me and Around Me - MINI9

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 01 - June 29, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 6 - WOB6

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 03 - June 06, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Online Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat - WMM0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $210; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 07 - June 13, 2021 (Monday to Sunday)

Awareness and Wisdom Retreat - CWAF0

Benefactor: $700; Sustaining: $455; Mid: $365; Base: $280; Scholarship: $140

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

Assistants

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 13 - June 13, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

Tranquility: Staying Steady in the Storm - MINI10

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 17 - June 20, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Freedom, Love and Liberation: A Retreat for the BIPOC Community - BIPOC1

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $20

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 25 - June 27, 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Our Relational Sensitivity on a Whole-Life Path: A Responsibility and a Blessing - GK0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $100; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40

Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 27 - June 27, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

Finding Refuge in Breath and Body - MINI11

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
June 27 - June 28, 2021 (Sunday to Monday)

Online Retreat for Teens - TR0

Benefactor: $100; Sustaining: $65; Mid: $50; Base: $40; Scholarship: $20
Registration for this program closes 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
July 06 - July 27, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 7 - WOB7

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
August 04 - September 01, 2021 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 8 - WOB8

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
September 09 - September 30, 2021 (Thursday to Thursday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 9 - WOB9

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
October 06 - October 27, 2021 (Wednesday to Wednesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 10 - WOB10

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
November 02 - November 30, 2021 (Tuesday to Tuesday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 11 - WOB11

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
December 09 - December 30, 2021 (Thursday to Thursday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 12 - WOB12

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.