Retreat Center Schedule 2021

To explore online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page. Both our Retreat Center and Forest Refuges will be closed through March, 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.
Closed
Registration is closed for this retreat.
January 10 - January 23, 2021 (Sunday to Saturday)

The Dharma of Belonging: An Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Practitioners - JRSH0

Benefactor: $800; Sustaining: $500; Mid: $420; Base: $320; Scholarship: $160
Participants are required to have completed at least two previous residential meditation retreats of five days or longer. Please document this when registering.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 21 - January 21, 2021 (Thursday to Thursday)

The People’s Inauguration: Reflections and Meditation Sits - PI0

Benefactor: $0; Sustaining: $0; Mid: $0; Base: $0; Scholarship: N/A
Click here to register.

This event is offered free of charge.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
January 31 - January 31, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

The Path of Liberation - MINI2

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
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.
February 01 - February 01, 2021 (Monday to Monday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Introduction + Module 1 - WOB1

Benefactor: $25; Sustaining: $20; Mid: $20; Base: $10; Scholarship: N/A
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 04 - February 25, 2021 (Thursday to Thursday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 2 - WOB2

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 10 - February 14, 2021 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Recognizing Natural Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat - GS0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $210; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 14 - February 14, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

Contemplating Wisdom, Virtue, and Harmlessness - MINI3

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 25 - February 28, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Retiro Casero en Español: Cultivando un Corazón Tranquilo para Estos Tiempos Inseguros - WRE0

Benefactor: $300; Sustaining: $195; Mid: $155; Base: $120; Scholarship: $20
¿Por qué es importante que IMS ofrezca retiros en español?
Why is it important that IMS offer this retreat in Spanish?


Se ofrecerán 12 créditos de educación continua para trabajadores sociales. Para más información, oprima aquí.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
February 25 - February 28, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Mindfulness & Insight Meditation: The Mahāsi Method - KSM0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $260; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 01 - March 08, 2021 (Monday to Monday)

Emptiness: An Online Retreat for Experienced Students - GSA0

Benefactor: $600; Sustaining: $390; Mid: $390; Base: $240; Scholarship: $120
Applicants are expected to have attended at least one four-week structured and teacher-led insight meditation retreat, or four similar one-week retreats.

Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 04 - April 01, 2021 (Thursday to Thursday)

The Way Of The Buddha: Module 3 - WOB3

Benefactor: $99; Sustaining: $79; Mid: $79; Base: $49; Scholarship: $20
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 05 - March 07, 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Faith: Trust and Confidence in the Practice - TRD0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40
Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 06 - March 06, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

Cultivating Confidence - MINI4

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 07 - March 12, 2021 (Sunday to Friday)

Not-Self from a Feminine Paradigm: A Retreat for Experienced Students - RBDS0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $325; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
Prerequisites: We warmly welcome experienced meditators of any gender who have knowledge of the basic Buddhist teachings and some intensive retreat experience.

Continuing education credits will be available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.

Click here to register.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 12 - March 17, 2021 (Friday to Wednesday)

Living Mindfully, Embracing Kindness In This Moment: Insight Meditation Retreat - MK0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $260; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 19 - March 23, 2021 (Friday to Tuesday)

Becoming Congruent with Life: Insight Meditation Retreat - CDC0

Benefactor: $400; Sustaining: $260; Mid: $210; Base: $160; Scholarship: $80
12.5 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 20 - March 21, 2021 (Saturday to Sunday)

Practicing the Buddha’s Path to Happiness: A Retreat for Experienced Students - AN0

Benefactor: $200; Sustaining: $130; Mid: $130; Base: $80; Scholarship: $40
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.
March 21 - March 21, 2021 (Sunday to Sunday)

Finding Refuge in Our Direct Experience - MINI5

Benefactor: $75; Sustaining: $55; Mid: $45; Base: $35; Scholarship: $20

Teachers

IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
March 26 - March 31, 2021 (Friday to Wednesday)

Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat - WOM0

Benefactor: $500; Sustaining: $325; Mid: $260; Base: $200; Scholarship: $100
IMS Online
This retreat is held online.
April 03 - April 06, 2021 (Saturday to Tuesday)

The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat - JG0

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