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 is required to apply for a retreat. The deposit is not charged when you apply and would only be charged if you are admitted to a retreat then cancel after the cancellation deadline or fail to show up at 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.

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

Online Retreat Schedule

1 week Online Insight Retreat in Spanish (Español) with Andrea Castillo, David Lorey and Francisco Morillo Gable
June 29 to July 5, 2021  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Monday 4:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Monday 6/28 at 6pm OR Tuesday 6/29 at 3pm

RETIRO EN LÍNEA EN ESPAÑOL: Retiro de meditación y atención plena en silencio con periodos de meditación, pláticas de Dharma. Instrucción de yoga con María Mercedes López y pláticas individuales con los maestros para hablar sobre la práctica.

Fechas y Horas: Del 29 de junio al 5 de julio, 2021. Empieza el martes a las 4pm y termina el lunes a las 4pm
     Conéctese puntualmente el lunes 6/28 a las 6pm o el martes 6/29 a las 3pm para cerciorarse de que puede conectarse al retiro en línea.
Inscripciones: Abren el 29 de marzo, 2021
Requisito: Las personas principiantes deben tener una introducción previa a la meditación Insight (Introspectiva/Vipassana) y permiso de la maestra.
Nota: Para ser considerado en la lotería tenemos que haber recibido su inscripción y el depósito de $100 a más tardar el 19 de abril, 2021.
Preguntas Frecuentes: Seleccionar este enlace FAQ para respuestas.

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. Yoga instruction by María Mercedes López.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened March 29, 2021
  • Requirements: Previous introduction to Insight meditation and permission from teacher.
  • Inscríbase y haga el depósito de $100. El depósito se cobra solamente si la persona aceptada al retiro cancela después de la fecha límite, 6/8/21.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Sandra Sanabria, sandra@insightretreatcenter.org or (650) 489-1868

4 day Online Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Diana Clark
July 8 to 11, 2021  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Sunday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Wednesday 7/7 at 5pm or 6pm OR Thursday 7/8 at 2pm or 3pm

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. Depending on home circumstances, participants can participate with the daily schedule in the way that best supports using the retreat time as a period of intensified meditation practice.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened April 8, 2021
  • Submit your application and a $100 deposit. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 6/17/21.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or (310) 804-1384

11 day Online Mindfulness of Mind Retreat for Experienced Students with Andrea Fella
July 18 to 28, 2021  -  Start time: 8:30 am,  End time: Wednesday 4:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 7/17 at 6:00pm OR Sunday 7/18 at 7:30am

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. We expect that many of you will still be staying home or sheltering-in-place with families, and that you will have needs and responsibilities in addition to the retreat. The retreat will speak to our practice in the midst of that experience. The teachings offered apply to our daily lives, as well as formal meditation. However, we request that if you decide to participate in the retreat, you agree to commit to attend the teaching sessions each day; as well as your scheduled practice group meeting, which will happen once every third day. There will be a few scheduled community sittings each day, to offer support for the practice community, but largely you will be encouraged to practice in your own rhythms.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST.  
  • Requirements: Four 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats, which includes at least two weeks of retreat in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya and teacher's permission
  • Your application and $250 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 6/27/21.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or (650) 206-9460

5 day Online Insight Retreat with Pamela Weiss and Eugene Cash
August 11 to 15, 2021  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Sunday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Tuesday 8/10 at 6pm OR Wednesday 8/11 at 3pm

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. Depending on home circumstances, participants can participate with the daily schedule in the way that best supports using the retreat time as a period of intensified meditation practice.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened May 11, 2021
  • Submit your application and a $100 deposit. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 7/21/21.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Tracy Anderson, tracy@insightretreatcenter.org or (917) 740-6320

2 week *Hybrid/Online Insight Retreat for Experienced Students with Gil Fronsdal, and with Ines Freedman providing the Practice Support for the Online participants.
September 12 to 26, 2021  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Sunday 1:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Friday 9/11 at 6pm OR Saturday 9/11 at 3pm

*This is IRC’s first “Hybrid” retreat. This is a “two-track” retreat with support provided for both online and in-residence participants.

Gil Fronsdal will teach in person to the residential participants and simultaneously to the online participants via the Zoom “meditation hall”. He will provide Practice Discussions for residential participants.

Ines Freedman will be the teacher for the Online Participants, providing practice support for them including Practice Discussions.

There will also be some spaces available for online “auditors,” (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

This is a silent mindfulness retreat, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, and practice discussion with the teacher. Suitable for experienced practitioners.

FAQ - - Registration opened June 12, 2021
  • Requirements: Must have attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats
  • Your application and $350 deposit must be received by 7/3/21 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 8/15/21.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or (650) 206-9460


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