Insight Retreat Center

A Typical Retreat Day

A Typical Retreat Day

Residential Retreats

The daily schedule varies from retreat to retreat.  All retreats are in silence unless specified otherwise.  A typical day usually includes the following:  

  • The day is centered on 45 minute periods of sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation,  starting usually around 6:00 am and ending at 9:30 pm.  
  • A daily instruction period and a dharma talk. 
  • Breakfast, lunch and a light supper are provided as well as some food available at any time during the day.
  • A daily work meditation period, typically kitchen, housekeeping or groundskeeping
  • Periodic individual or group practice discussion with the teacher(s)

See our Residential Retreat FAQ for more information about our Residential Retreats.   

Online Retreats

The daily schedule varies from retreat to retreat.  All retreats are in silence unless specified otherwise.  A typical day usually includes the following:  

  • The day is centered on 45 minute periods of sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation, starting usually around 6:00 am and ending at 8:30 pm.  
  • A daily instruction period and a dharma talk. 
  • Periodic individual or group practice discussion with the teacher(s)

See our Online Retreat FAQ for more information about our Online Retreats.