June 23, 2020

Online Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

Online Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Hardy and Dawn Scott
Wednesday, July 29 – Monday, August 3

Registration gives you access to the livestream event as well as unlimited access to each recorded session through our replay library.

Cost is sliding-scale: $400, $220, or $120, your choice. Paying at a higher rate helps IMS to offer ongoing support to teachers and staff during this period of closure. Scholarships ($20) are available. For more information, please email imsonline@dharma.org.

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In this online retreat, dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of young adults in this difficult time, we will co-create a refuge from all forms of oppression, a nourishing refuge of rest and rejuvenation. With the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion as our guide, we will cultivate a wholehearted attention to the present moment, waking up from worldly delusion and developing embodied ease, clarity and kindness.

 

The online retreat format will consist of three live sessions a day and small group discussion with the teachers that will deepen our practice and nourish interpersonal connections. Optional additional sittings, and affinity groups will also be offered. Optional mindful movement will be offered by Beau Demkar. There will be plenty of time to feel out our own schedule flow so the retreat can work for us in relation to our particular scheduling needs.

A note on 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.) There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this course.

Daily Schedule:
**all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

Wednesday, July 29
3 pm – 4:15 pm Welcome & Introductions & Sitting – Rebecca, JoAnna, Chas, Dawn
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Review Schedule & stretch break
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm Refuges & Precepts – JoAnna, Chas

 

Thursday, July 30
7 am – 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation – Rebecca
10 am – 11 am Meditation with Instructions – JoAnna
11 am – 12 Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
2 pm – 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A – Rebecca
3 pm – 3:50 pm Optional yoga – Beau
4 pm – 5 pm Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm – 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm – 7:45 pm Dharma Talk – Chas
8:30 pm – 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation – Dawn

 

Friday, July 31
7 am – 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation – Chas
10 am – 11 am Meditation with Instructions – Rebecca
11 am – 12 Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
2 pm – 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A – Dawn
3 pm – 3:50 pm Optional yoga – Beau
4 pm – 5 pm Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm – 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm – 7:45 pm Dharma Talk – JoAnna
8:30 pm – 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation – Dawn

 

Saturday, August 1
7 am – 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation – Chas
10 am – 11 am Meditation with Instructions – Dawn
11 am – 12 Practice Group Meeting – Chas, Dawn
12 – 1 pm Practice Group Meeting – Joanna, Rebecca
2 pm – 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A – Chas
3 pm – 3:50 pm Optional yoga – Beau
4 pm – 5 pm Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm – 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm – 7:45 pm Dharma Talk – Rebecca
8:30 pm – 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation – Dawn

 

Sunday, August 2
7 am – 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation – Rebecca
10 am – 11 am Meditation with Instructions – Chas
11 am – 12 Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
2 pm – 2:50 pm Metta Meditation, Q&A – JoAnna
3 pm – 3:50 pm Optional yoga – Beau
4 pm – 5 pm Practice Group Meeting – all teachers
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm LGBTQAI+ Peer-Led Meditation
6 pm – 6:30 pm BIPOC Peer-Led Meditation
7 pm – 7:45 pm Dharma Talk – Dawn
8:30 pm – 9 pm Optional Evening Meditation – Dawn

 

Monday, August 3
7 am – 7:45 am Optional Morning Meditation – Chas
11 am – 11:30 am Meditation – JoAnna
11:30 – 12:25 pm Closing and Q&A – all teachers
12:25 – 12:30 pm Dedication of Merit – Rebecca

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Teacher Bios

Rebecca Bradshaw, a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society, has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma) and teaching since 1993. She completed her dharma teacher training at Insight Meditation Society, where she is part of the three-month retreat teacher team, leads retreats for young adults, and serves as a member of the diversity committee. She also teaches at other locations in the United States and abroad, including Spanish language retreats. Rebecca emphasizes a body-centered approach to meditation, supplemented with large doses of loving kindness. Rebecca has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

Chas DiCapua has been practicing Buddhist meditation for almost 30 years. He has trained with Burmese meditation masters, western monastics of the Thai Forest tradition and senior western vipassana teachers. He has spent over two years in silent, intensive retreat.
Chas has served as IMS’s Resident Teacher since 2003. Chas is a graduate of the four year joint Insight Meditation Society / Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. He teaches retreats at IMS and at various centers and sanghas throughout the country.
As a way to address the widespread suffering that is endemic in many partnered relationships, Chas explores how the dharma can be practiced in relationship, including how the masculine and feminine energies manifest in relationship, in spiritual practice, and in the world.

JoAnna Hardy has practiced in multiple traditions since 1999, and in 2005 her practice landed on the Theravada Insight tradition. She teaches retreats, online courses and one on one. Her greatest passion is to teach meditation in communities that are dedicated to seeing the truth of how racism, gender inequality and oppression go hand in hand with the compassionate action teachings in Buddhism. www.joannahardy.org

Dawn Scott has been practicing insight meditation since 2008, is a Diamond Heart practitioner, and currently serves as the Family Program Coordinator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She teaches teen retreats at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.

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