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Insight Retreats are opportunities to engage in full-time mindfulness training. The daily schedule involves periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with teachers. Silence is maintained throughout most of the retreat.

Cost: Our retreats are offered freely at no cost to anyone who participates. Most of the financial support for IRC comes from donations participants offer at the end of retreats. Their generosity is what allows others to participate in future retreats. A refundable deposit is required to apply for a retreat.  The deposit is refunded when one arrives at the retreat or if one cancels three weeks before the start of the retreat.

Lottery: All applications that come in during the first 3 weeks of registration are entered into a lottery. Those not selected can be placed on the Waiting List. If an applicant is not selected in the lottery after applying for a retreat, the probability of getting accepted increases with each subsequent retreat they apply for. More Info.

Location: Insight Retreat Center, 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA  95060

See our FAQ for more information  –    E-Mail Us:  info@insightretreatcenter.org


 

2 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal
September 17 to October 1, 2017  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher. ~ For this special retreat, Nancy Reed will be offering her services as the cook, on a donation basis.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least five, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats and permission from teacher.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Shelley Gault
October 6 to 9, 2017  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling

 

2 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman
October 15 to 28, 2017  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least three, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Note: Submit your application and $350 deposit to be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Beverly Spiker, bev@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-365-1092

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ruth King
November 5 to 8, 2017  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 12:00 to 2:00 pm End time: Wednesday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Max Erdstein, and Mel Weitsman
November 12 to 19, 2017  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling

 

6 day Insight Retreat with Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman, and Karen Zelin (yoga)
November 28 to December 3, 2017  -  Hours: Tuesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
December 10 to 17, 2017  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling

 

2 week Experienced Students Retreat in the Tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw with Gil Fronsdal and Brian Lesage
January 21 to February 4, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

The instructions and teachings on this retreat will be based on the approach to mindfulness practice developed by the Burmese monk Mahasi Sayadaw. This “Mahasi Practice” is the foundation for the most popular forms of Insight practice in the modern world. It relies on cultivating a continuous, relaxed attention throughout the day, which brings a concentrated mindfulness to moment-to-moment experience. This approach to mindfulness practice has been central to the Vipassana practice of both teachers of this retreat.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling

 

5 day Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and Teacher TBD
February 15 to 19, 2018  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens October 15, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 11/5/17 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late November if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Sandra Sanabria, sandra@insightretreatcenter.org or 215-767-9820

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd, and Oren Sofer
February 24 to March 3, 2018  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens October 24, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 11/14/17 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late November if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver
March 18 to 25, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens November 18, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/9/17 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late December if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or 310-804-1384

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Lori Wong
March 29 to April 1, 2018  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens December 29, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 1/19/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early February if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Ying Chen, ying@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-802-6430

 

1 week Metta Meditation Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Donald Rothberg
April 8 to 15, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens December 8, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/29/17 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, fred@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

10 day Awareness and Wisdom Retreat with Andrea Fella and Alexis Santos
April 20 to 29, 2018  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging awareness and wisdom through relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Primarily self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teachers.

FAQ - Registration opens December 20, 2017 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 1/10/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller
May 13 to 20, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens January 13, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 2/3/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-February if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Kamala Masters
June 3 to 10, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens February 3, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 2/24/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-March if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, fred@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

6 day Insight Retreat in Spanish (Español) with Andrea Castillo, assisted by Bruni Dávila
June 16 to 21, 2018  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Thursday 1:00 pm
RETIRO RESIDENCIAL EN ESPAÑOL: Retiro de meditación y Atención Plena en silencio con periodos de meditación, pláticas de Dharma, trabajo voluntario y pláticas individuales con las maestras para hablar sobre la práctica.

Fechas y Horas: 16 al 21 de junio, 2018. Llegar sábado entre las 2 y 4pm Retiro termina el jueves a la 1 pm.
Inscripciones: Abren el 16 de febrero 2018
Requisito: Principiantes deben tener previa introducción a la meditación Insight (Introspectiva/Vipassana) y permiso del maestro/a.
Nota: Para ser considerado en la lotería tenemos que haber recibido su inscripción y el depósito de $100 para el 9 de marzo 2018.
Preguntas Frecuentes: Seleccionar este enlace FAQ para respuestas. En caso de preguntas adicionales consultar: en español Ubalda Friedland, udfriedland@yahoo.com o 650-868-0702; en inglés Doug Wiebe, doug@insightretreatcenter.org o 510-206-2436.

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens February 16, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Previous introduction to Insight meditation and permission from teacher.
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/9/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late March if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
    For questions in English contact Doug Wiebe, doug@insightretreatcenter.org, 510-206-2436
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Ubalda Friedland, udfriedland@yahoo.com or 650- 868-0702

 

1 week Dhamma-fields, Dhamma-nature Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto
June 25 to July 2, 2018  -  Hours: Monday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

Ordinarily we tend to focus on external and transient phenomena, while glossing over our subjective presence. This retreat will explore the value and methods of shifting the focus of attention from objects (such as thoughts and sensations) to fields of direct experience (such as energies, relationships and environments). Themes will include entering the field of the Triple Gem through devotional practices such as chanting; healing the embodied field through mindfulness of body; and extending the heart field through goodwill, compassion and gratitude. There will be Qi Gong and some interactive exercises. The retreat will be structured by the EIGHT PRECEPTS (no evening meal) and periods of group practice. Group interviews with Ajahn Sucitto will be provided.

FAQ - Registration opens February 25, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least one, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreat.
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 3/18/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early April if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

2 week Mindfulness of Mind Retreat for Experienced Students with Andrea Fella
July 21 to August 4, 2018  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice as taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teacher.

FAQ - Registration opens February 21, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least 4 weeks of previous silent retreat practice and teacher permission.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 3/14/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late March if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Nikki Mirghafori
August 9 to 12, 2018  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens May 9, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 5/30/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-June if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Ying Chen, ying@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-802-6430

 

5 day Insight Retreat with Andrea Fella and Pamela Weiss
August 15 to 19, 2018  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens April 15, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 5/6/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, fred@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

3 week Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal
September 9 to 29, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher.

FAQ - Registration opens April 9, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 4/30/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

5 day LGBTQI Insight Retreat with Teacher TBD
October 4 to 8, 2018  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for the LGBTQI community. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together in the safety of community, embracing all of ourselves as we cultivate the wholesome and loving qualities of our hearts and minds. There will be alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who self-identify as LGBTQI or genderqueer.

FAQ - Registration opens July 4, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 7/25/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-384-5361

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Max Erdstein
October 18 to 21, 2018  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens July 18, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 8/8/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ruth King
October 28 to November 4, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens June 28, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 7/19/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Max Erdstein
November 11 to 18, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens July 11, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/1/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Beverly Spiker, bev@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-365-1092

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Bob Stahl and ISC Teachers TBD
November 26 to December 2, 2018  -  Hours: Monday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens July 26, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 8/16/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
December 9 to 16, 2018  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens August 9, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/30/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

1 week Mindfulness in Early Buddhist Meditation - A Study and Practice Course with Ven. Analayo, assisted by Max Erdstein
March 29 to April 5, 2019  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Friday 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Sati Center

This course will undertake an in-depth study of mindfulness meditation based on a comparative study of the three extant versions of the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta, where besides the well-known version in the Pali Canon, two parallels have been preserved in Chinese. While based on the academic method of research, the emphasis throughout the course will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice. The course will combine study and discussion sessions in the mornings with silent meditation practice during the rest of the day.

FAQ - Registration opens November 29, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation, with four weeks minimum retreat practice, who wish to deepen their understanding of the canonical source material. Required reading in preparation for the course: Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna by Anālayo, Windhorse Publications (2013). Also recommended: Satipaṭṭhāna: the Direct Path to Realization by Anālayo, Windhorse Publications (2003).
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/20/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.

 

10 day Mindfulness of Wisdom Retreat with Andrea Fella and Alexis Santos
April 12 to 21, 2019  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging awareness and wisdom through relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Primarily self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teachers.

FAQ - Registration opens December 12, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 1/2/19 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.

 

2 week Insight Retreat for Experienced Students with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
May 5 to 19, 2019  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher.

FAQ - Registration opens December 5, 2018 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats, at least one of those with Gil or Andrea.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 12/26/18 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.

 

2 week Mindfulness of Mind Retreat For Experienced Students with Andrea Fella
June 30 to July 14, 2019  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice as taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teacher.

FAQ - Registration opens January 30, 2019 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least 4 weeks of previous silent retreat practice and teacher permission.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 2/20/19 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early March if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
December 8 to 15, 2019  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens August 8, 2019 - please check back then - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/29/19 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.



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