November 13, 2020

Start Again, Finding Ground with Winnie Nazarko & Annie Nugent


We’re excited to offer this online retreat for students with some meditation experience. Winnie Nazarko and Annie Nugent will teach from the IMS Forest Refuge in Barre, Massachusetts, beginning Friday, January 1, at 1 pm EST.

On each of this retreat’s full days there will be three sessions: a morning set of meditation instructions; a mid-day interactive session; and an evening Dharma talk. Participants are expected to have attended at least one four-week structured and teacher-led insight meditation retreat, or four similar one-week retreats.

This page includes the retreat schedule and Zoom information. If you haven’t done so already, please register for this retreat here. If you have questions, please email us at

Retreat Dana (generosity)

Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood, and receive no compensation from course fees. All IMS online teachers receive a modest dana advance from IMS to guarantee a minimum level of financial support. (Click here to learn more about the dana practice.)

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Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and can be adjusted for your own time zone and individual circumstances. To join these sessions, click the corresponding links, below. All sessions except afternoon interactive sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing later if you miss one.

Friday, January 1—Opening Day

1:00 – 2:00 pm—Opening Session

Saturday, January 2 – Wednesday, January 6

10:00 – 11:00 am—Morning Session

1:30 – 2:30 pm—Afternoon Interactive Session

4:00 – 5:00 pm—Dharma Talk

Thursday, January 7—Closing Day


10:00 – 11:00 am—Closing Session

Links to Recordings:

Friday – Link to  Session Recording

Saturday – Morning Session – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: B=EPQ2^#)
Saturday – Afternoon Session –Link to Session Recording ( Passcode: x&&4j0h?)
Saturday – Dharma Talk – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: 5z@.?1Lb)

Sunday – Morning Session – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: $v^^1th+)
Sunday – Afternoon Session – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: G0qCp+h%)
Sunday – Dharma Talk – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: AD3ZT8#k)

Monday – Morning Session – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: WUeHu1&G)
Monday – Afternoon Session-Link to Session Recording ( Passcode: f7bab!d1)
Monday – Dharma Talk- Link to Recorded Session (Passcode: u$y.G5mi)

Tuesday – Morning Session – Link to the Session Recording (Passcode: sT3CZ%25)
Tuesday – Afternoon Session – Link to the Session Recording (Passcode: Mr3%x$KN)
Tuesday – Dharma Talk –Link to the Session Recording (Passcode: ^%uD*8Yd)

Wednesday – Morning Session- Link to Session Recording (Passcode: jMJ%7*u9)
Wednesday- Afternoon Session- Link to Session Recording (Passcode: rC*9nOhU)
Wednesday – Dharma Talk- Link to the Session Recording (Passcode: 4dj5M%.!)

Thursday – Closing Session – Link to Session Recording (Passcode: +8PU%^vJ)
We sincerely apologize that the first 35 min of this final recording are missing

Retreat Resources

Expanded Retreat Schedule

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette