May 18, 2021

Wise Intention: Insight & Lovingkindness


We’re thrilled to offer this meditation retreat open to beginners and experienced practitioners, beginning on Sunday, July 11, at 10 am ET. Winnie Nazarko and Tara Mulay will teach, and Malaika Tabors will offer guided movement.

The teachers will offer guidance in vipassana (insight) meditation within a framework of goodwill and compassion for self, others, and whatever arises in our lives. By fusing wisdom and compassion in this way, we become reliably kind and skillful in both our practice and daily life.

Participants will receive instructions for both seated and walking insight meditation, as well as for metta (goodwill) practice. Practice meetings to explore retreatants’ questions will be available.

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 the teachers, 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 time zone and individual circumstances. To join these sessions, click the corresponding links, below. All sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing later if you miss one. Links to the recordings are located in the Session Recordings section that follows the schedule, below.

Sunday, July 11—Opening Day

10:00 – 11:00 am — Opening Session

1:30 – 2:15 pm — Meditation Instructions, Sit, Q&A

3:30 – 4:15 pm — Lovingkindness Meditation

5:00 – 6:00 pm — Dharma Talk

Monday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 14

10:00 – 11:00 am — Morning Instructions, Sit

1:30 – 2:15 pm — Guided Movement Practice

3:30 – 4:15 pm — Lovingkindness Meditation

5:00 – 6:00 pm — Practice Discussion Groups, Dharma Talk

Thursday, July 15—Closing Day

10:00 – 11:00 — Morning Sit, Practice Discussion

12:00 – 12:45 pm — Closing Session

Session Recordings

Sunday, July 11
Opening Session (Passcode: FNn9#RU%)
Meditation Instructions (Passcode: dIQCX&3%)
Lovingkindness Meditation (Passcode: *02*n^LQ)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: 2TnUDQ!=)

Monday, July 12
Morning Instructions (Passcode: +GnwS&q8)
Guided Movement Practice (Passcode: +W.$=Ue2)
Lovingkindness Meditation (Passcode: ?%y7AcMe)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: 8mr4@R1Q)

Tuesday, July 13
Morning Instructions (Passcode: e%6f8zhv)
Guided Movement Practice (Passcode: 13AyWq4@)
Lovingkindness Meditation (Passcode: #06=W$vt)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: ?2+GmBRV)

Wednesday, July 14
Morning Instructions (Passcode: 2R4^VY1Y)
Guided Movement Practice (Passcode: XnTm&2hk)
Lovingkindness Meditation (Passcode: iF6Ky.X*)
Dharma Talk (Passcode: JX?tv4$z)

Thursday, July 15
Morning Meditation & Practice Discussion (Passcode: 5Ay2p?f4)
Closing Session (Passcode: 29*KSrvD)

Post-Retreat Resources

Tara’s email signup

Mindful Movement Resources

Malaika’s Pose Drawings

Next Step Dharma

Buddhist Insight Network

Retreat Resources

Refuges & Precepts

Metta Chant

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette