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 Metta Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
February 13 to 20, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Sunday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 2/12 at 5pm or 6pm OR Sunday 2/13 at 2pm or 3pm

A silent loving-kindness (metta) retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened December 29, 2021
  • Submit your application and a $200 deposit. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 1/23/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Joe Kellett, joekellett@insightretreatcenter.org or (510) 390-2405

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ines Freedman, and Online Practice Discussions with Shelley Gault
February 27 to March 6, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Sunday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 2/26 at 5pm or 6pm OR Sunday 2/27 at 2pm or 3pm

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal 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: Gil 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 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 - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST.  
  • 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 2/6/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or (310) 804-1384

5 day Online Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh
April 17 to 21, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Thursday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 4/16 at 5pm or 6pm OR Sunday 4/17 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. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - - Registration opened January 17, 2022
  • Your application and $100 deposit must be received by 2/7/22 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 3/27/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Barry Rothman, barry@insightretreatcenter.org or (415) 806-5246

2 week Online Webcast via Zoom Experienced Student Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal Andrea Fella, and Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman
May 8 to 21, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Saturday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 5/7 at 5pm or 6pm OR Sunday 5/8 at 2pm or 3pm

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

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and Andrea will teach in person to the Residential participants at IRC 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 - - Registration opened December 14, 2021
  • Requirements: Four, Seven-Day (or longer) silent Insight Meditation Retreats
  • Your application and $250 deposit must be received by 1/29/22 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 4/10/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Roberta Friedman, roberta@insightretreatcenter.org or (415) 637-8550

6 day Online Insight Retreat with Matthew Brensilver and Ines Freedman
June 18 to 23, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Thursday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Friday 6/17 at 5pm or 6pm OR Saturday 6/18 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. 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 March 18, 2022 - please check back then
  • Your application and $100 deposit must be received by 4/8/22 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 5/28/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Joe Kellett, joekellett@insightretreatcenter.org or (510) 390-2405

3 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat for Experienced Students with Gil Fronsdal, and with Ines Freedman providing the Practice Support for the Online participants
September 11 to October 1, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Saturday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 9/10 at 6pm OR Sunday 9/11 at 3pm

A Webcast via Zoom of a live silent mindfulness retreat with Gil Fronsdal, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, 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 IRC 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 - Registration opens June 11, 2022 - please check back then
  • Your application and $350 deposit must be received by 7/2/22 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 8/21/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), TBD, or

1 week Online Insight Retreat with Andrea Castillo and Jeanne Corrigal
October 2 to 8, 2022  -  Start time: 4:00 pm,  End time: Saturday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 10/1 at 5pm or 6pm OR Sunday 10/2 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. We encourage practitioners to participate fully, understanding that sometimes exceptions may be necessary due to one’s home circumstances.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens July 2, 2022 - please check back then
  • Your application and $100 deposit must be received by 7/23/22 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 9/11/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), TBD, or


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