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:  info@insightretreatcenter.org

Online Retreat Schedule

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and bruni dávila, and Online Practice Discussions with Liz Powell
January 22 to 29, 2023  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sunday, 1/22 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 bruni dávila, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Liz Powell, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and bruni 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 Liz Powell, 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 by 12/3/22 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 1/1/23.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Barry Rothman, barry@insightretreatcenter.org or (415) 806-5246

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal Paul Haller, and Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman
February 26 to March 5, 2023  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 2/25 at 6pm OR Sunday 2/26 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 Paul Haller, 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 Paul 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 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 November 26, 2022
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 12/17/22 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 2/5/23.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, Fred@insightretreatcenter.org or (510) 220-6491

2 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat for Experienced Students with Gil Fronsdal, and with Diana Clark providing the Practice Support for the Online participants
May 7 to 21, 2023  -  Start time: Sunday, 3:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 5/6 at 6pm OR Sunday 5/7 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, dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Diana Clark, 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 Diana Clark, 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 February 7, 2023 - 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 2/28/23 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 4/16/23.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kennedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or (650) 206-9460

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 10 to 30, 2023  -  Start time: Sunday, 3:00 pm  End time: Saturday 11:00 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday 9/9 at 6pm OR Sunday 9/10 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, 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 10, 2023 - 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 7/1/23 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 8/13/23.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), tbd, tbd@insightretreatcenter.org or


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