Insight Retreat Center

Online Retreat Schedule

Online Retreat Schedule

Insight Retreats are opportunities to engage in full-time mindfulness training. The daily schedule includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks, 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.
  • Deposit: A refundable deposit via credit card is required to reserve a space in the retreat. Your card will only be charged if: (1) you are accepted into the retreat and cancel after the cancellation deadline, (three weeks before the start of the retreat), or (2) you are accepted into the retreat and do not attend.
  • 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.

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

Online Retreat Schedule

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Neal & Johnathan Woodside, & Online Practice Discussions with Kim Allen
March 10 to 17, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 3/9 at 6pm; Sunday, 3/10 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Neal and Johnathan Woodside, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Kim Allen, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil, Dawn and Johnathan will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners familiar with basic insight meditation instruction and have practiced regularly for at least four months. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Kim Allen, as the Online Teacher. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened December 10, 2023
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received to be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 2/18/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Prerana,   prerana@insightretreatcenter.org

2 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Anapanasati Retreat for Experienced Practitioners with Gil Fronsdal & Online Practice Discussions with Diana Clark
May 5 to 19, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 3:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 5/4 at 6pm; Sunday, 5/5 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

​A live Webcast of a silent meditation retreat for experienced practitioners focused on Anapanasati, Mindfulness of Breathing, that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instructions and dharma talks. This hybrid retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil Fronsdal will simultaneously teach in person to the Residential participants at IRC and via Zoom to the Online participants. Practice discussions for the Online participants will be with Diana Clark.

We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. ​Accordingly, there are spaces available for Online Auditors (those that would like to participate online, but will not be able to participate fully). Auditors will not receive the same amount of teacher support and practice discussions as the full participants.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST.  
  • Requirements: Must have attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Your application and $ 350 deposit must be received to be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 4/14/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Tony,   tony@insightretreatcenter.org

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Kodo Conlin & Lienchi Tran, & Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman
June 2 to 9, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, June 1st at 6pm or Sunday , June 2nd at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Hybrid via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Kodo Conlin, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Ines Freedman, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and Kodo will teach in person to the Residential participants at IRC and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners familiar with basic insight meditation instruction and have practiced regularly for at least four months. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Ines Freedman, as the Online Teacher. Some spaces are available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens March 2, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 3/23/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 5/12/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Tony,   tony@insightretreatcenter.org

1 week Online Insight Retreat with Shelley Gault and Liz Powell
July 28 to August 4, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly on Sunday, 7/28 at 3 pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A silent mindfulness retreat using IRC’s Zoom “meditation hall,” with periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens April 28, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 5/19/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 7/7/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Prerana Ghotge,   prerana@insightretreatcenter.org

6 day Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Matthew Brensilver & Ines Freedman, & Online Practice Discussions with Shelley Gault
August 28 to September 2, 2024  -  Start time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm  End time: Monday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Tuesday, 8/27 at 6pm; Wednesday, 8/28 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Matthew Brensilver and Ines Freedman, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Shelley Gault, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Matthew and Ines will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Shelley, as the Online Teacher. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens May 28, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 100 deposit must be received by 6/18/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 8/14/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Tony,   tony@insightretreatcenter.org

3 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman
September 8 to 28, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Saturday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 9/7 at 6pm; Sunday, 9/8 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Ines Freedman, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Ines Freedman, as the Online Teacher. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens May 8, 2024 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Must have attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Your application and $ 350 deposit must be received by 5/29/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 8/11/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Tracy,   tracy@insightretreatcenter.org

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Ari Crellin-Quick & Mei Elliott, & Online Practice Discussions with Shelley Gault
October 20 to 27, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 10/19 at 6pm or Sunday, 10/20 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Ari Crellin-Quick and Mei Elliott, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Shelley Gault, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil, Ari and Mei will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners familiar with basic insight meditation instruction and have practiced regularly for at least four months. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Shelley Gault, as the Online Teacher. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens July 20, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 8/10/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 9/29/24.

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Lienchi Tran & David Lorey, & Online Practice Discussions with Kim Allen and Ying Chen
November 3 to 10, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 11/2 at 6pm or Sunday, 11/3 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Lienchi Tran and David Lorey, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Kim Allen and Ying Chen, the Online Teachers.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil, Lienchi and David will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners familiar with basic insight meditation instruction and have practiced regularly for at least four months. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Kim Allen and Ying Chen, as the Online Teachers. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens August 3, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 8/24/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 10/13/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Tony Arañes,   tony@insightretreatcenter.org

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella, & Online Practice Discussions with Tanya Wiser
December 8 to 15, 2024  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, 12/7 at 6pm or Sunday, 12/8 at 3pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Tanya Wiser, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and Andrea will teach in person to the Residential participants at the Insight Retreat Center and simultaneously via Zoom, to the Online participants. Suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners familiar with basic insight meditation instruction and have practiced regularly for at least four months. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances. Online Retreatants will have Practice Discussions and Drop-in Groups with Tanya Wiser, as the Online Teacher. There will also be some spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens September 8, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 9/29/24 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 11/17/24.

5 day Online Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and TBD
March 26 to 30, 2025  -  Start time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly on Wednesday, 3/26 at 3 pm. This is optional if you have previously attended an IRC Online Retreat.

A silent mindfulness retreat using Zoom with periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens December 26, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $100 deposit must be received by 1/16/25 to be entered in the lottery. Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 3/5/25.


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