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 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 - - Registration opened April 21, 2024
  • Submit your application and a $200 deposit. Your deposit will only be charged if you are accepted to the retreat and cancel after 7/7/24.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Prerana,   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 - - Registration opened May 28, 2024
  • 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: Sandra G,   SandraG@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 - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST.  AUDITOR spaces (with no teacher support) are still available for those with previous retreat experience. Apply, choose “prefer to Audit” on the application. You’ll be placed on the Wait List but then the registrar will get back to you to accept you as an auditor.
  • 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 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 - APPLY ONLINE - 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.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Barry Rothman,   barry@insightretreatcenter.org

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,   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 - APPLY ONLINE - 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.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: Monica,   monica@insightretreatcenter.org

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein, & Online Practice Discussions with Shelley Gault
January 26 to February 2, 2025  -  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, Jan 25 at 6pm; Sunday, Jan 26 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 Max Erdstein, 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 Max 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 spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens October 26, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 11/16/24 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 1/5/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & bruni davila, & Online Practice Discussions with Kirsten Rudestam
March 2 to 9, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sat, 3/1 at 6pm; Sun, 3/2 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 bruni davila, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Kirsten Rudestam, 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 Kirsten Rudestam, 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 December 2, 2024 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 12/23/24 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 2/9/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

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.

2 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, & Online Practice Discussions with Diana Clark
May 4 to 18, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:15 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, May 3rd at 6pm or Sunday, May 4th 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, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and 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 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 Diana Clark, as the Online Teacher. There will also be spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens January 4, 2025 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats
  • Your application and $ 350 deposit must be received by 1/25/25 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 4/13/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe & Devon Hase, & Online Practice Discussions with Ying Chen
June 1 to 8, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sat, May 31 at 6pm; Sun, June 1 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, Nolitha Tsengiwe and Devon Hase, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Ying Chen, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil, Nolitha and Devon 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 Ying Chen, 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 March 1, 2025 - please check back then
  • Your application and $ 200 deposit must be received by 3/22/25 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 5/11/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

28 day Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, & Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman
August 31 to September 27, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Saturday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Saturday, Aug 31st at 6pm or Sunday, Aug 31st 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, 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. Suitable for 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 with Ines Freedman. There spaces available for Online Auditors, (those that would like to audit online without teacher support).

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FAQ - Registration opens April 30, 2025 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Insight retreats.
  • Your application and $ 350 deposit must be received by 5/21/25 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 8/10/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Castillo, & Online Practice Discussions with TBD
October 26 to November 2, 2025  -  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, 10/25 at 6pm; Sunday, 10/26 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 Andrea Castillo, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with TBD, 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 TBD, 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 26, 2025 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 8/16/25 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 10/5/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & TBD, & Online Practice Discussions with TBD
November 16 to 23, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sat, 11/15 at 6pm; Sun, 11/16 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 TBD, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with TBD, the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and TBD 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 TBD, 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 August 16, 2025 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 9/6/25 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 10/26/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  

1 week Online Hybrid via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella, & Online Practice Discussions with Liz Powell
November 30 to December 7, 2025  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:30 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sat, Nov 29 at 6pm; Sun, Nov 30 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 Andrea Fella, 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 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 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 - Registration opens August 30, 2025 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 9/20/25 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 11/9/25.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar: TBD,  


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