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

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: Sunday, 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. 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 - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST.  AUDITOR spaces still available for those with previous retreat experience. Apply and then inform the registrar that you’d like to Audit.
  • 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 8/21/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Joe Kellett, joekellett@insightretreatcenter.org or (510) 390-2405

1 week Online Insight Retreat with Andrea Castillo and Jeanne Corrigal
October 2 to 8, 2022  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Saturday 12:00 pm
Check-in Times: Check in promptly on Sunday 10/2 at 3pm. 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 July 2, 2022
  • 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), Joe Kellett, joekellett@insightretreatcenter.org or (510) 390-2405

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, and Online Practice Discussions with Ying Chen
October 23 to 30, 2022  -  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 10/22 at 6pm OR Sunday 10/23 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 Matthew Brensilver, 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 and Matthew 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 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 - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens July 23, 2022 - please check back then
  • Requirements: HAVE PRACTICED INSIGHT MEDITATION FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR OR HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A PREVIOUS SILENT INSIGHT RETREAT
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 8/13/22 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 10/2/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or (310) 804-1384

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and DaRa Williams, and Online Practice Discussions with Bruni Dávila
November 13 to 20, 2022  -  Start time: Sunday, 4:00 pm  End time: Sunday 11:35 am
Check-in Times: Check in promptly at one of the following times: Sunday11/13 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 DaRa Williams, with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Online Practice Discussions are with Bruni Dávila , the Online Teacher.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and DaRa 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 Bruni Dávila , 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 August 13, 2022 - please check back then
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 9/3/22 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 10/23/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Prerana Ghotge, prerana@insightretreatcenter.org or (408) 663-1518

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Kim Allen and Ying Chen, and Online Practice Discussions with Shelley Gault
November 27 to December 4, 2022  -  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 11/26 at 6pm OR Sunday 11/27 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, Kim Allen and Ying Chen, 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, Kim and Ying 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 - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens August 27, 2022 - please check back then
  • Requirements: HAVE PRACTICED INSIGHT MEDITATION FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR OR HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A PREVIOUS SILENT INSIGHT RETREAT
  • Your application and $200 deposit must be received by 9/17/22 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 11/6/22.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Tracy Anderson, tracy@insightretreatcenter.org or (917) 740-6320

1 week Online Webcast via Zoom Experienced Student 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. There will be Online Practice Discussions with Ines Freedman, the Online Teacher(s). The schedule includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks.

This “hybrid” retreat is a “two-track” retreat: Gil and Paul 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 November 26, 2022 - please check back then
  • 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), tbd, or


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