May 24, 2021

Steadiness and Wisdom: Online Weekend


We’re delighted to offer this meditation retreat with Narayan Helen Liebenson, starting on Saturday, August 28, at 10 am ET. Mindful movement will be offered by Juan Sosa.

During this retreat you will learn how to engage the methods of practice to steady and collect, calm and unify the mind in the very midst of experiences. You will also engage in wisdom practices, learning to look into the deeper aspects of our lives and living with greater compassion and understanding. Open to both new and experienced meditators, all are welcome!

This page includes the retreat schedule with links to the Zoom sessions. Links to recommended home retreat guidelines, Zoom information, and information about online retreat etiquette are located in the Retreat Resources section below. Resources provided by Narayan, if any, will also be posted there.

Closed captioning is available for all Zoom sessions. Please feel free to email us at if this feature would be supportive.

If you haven’t done so already, please register for this retreat here. If you have questions, please email us at

Teacher Support

Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees, though IMS may offer a modest advance to ensure financial support and the continuation of the teachings. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of your program, or you may donate now


Note: All times are Eastern Time (ET), and can be adjusted for your own timezone and individual circumstances. To join these sessions, click the corresponding links, below. All sessions except Q&As will be recorded and posted for viewing later if you miss one. Recording links are located in the Session Recordings section just after the retreat schedule.

Saturday, August 28

10:00 – 10:45 am — Opening Session / Guided Meditation / Instructions for the Day

12:15 – 1:00 pm — Dharma Talk & Sitting

3:00 – 3:45 pm — Q&A

4:00 – 4:45 pm — Mindful Movement

6:15 – 7:00 pm — Guided Meditation

Sunday, August 29


10:00 – 10:45 am — Guided Meditation / Instructions for the Day

12:15 – 1:00 pm — Dharma Talk & Sitting

2:15 – 3:00 pm — Mindful Movement

3:30 – 4:15 pm — Q&A

5:00 – 5:30 pm — Closing Session

Session Recordings

Saturday, August 28
Opening Session (Passcode: xMu6=8×9)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: 8BC.7f&c)
Mindful Movement (Passcode: p8?$p4^z)
Guided Meditation (Passcode: 84Z==.D=)

Sunday, August 29
Instructions & Meditation (Passcode: q23CU*A!)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: #nk=3m&w)
Mindful Movement (Passcode: dx8*8jt7)
Closing Session (Passcode: Cw&YMA%4)

Retreat Resources

Suggested At-Home Schedule

Refuges and Precepts

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette