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Insight Retreats are opportunities to engage in full-time mindfulness training. The daily schedule involves periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks, work meditation, 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 (or check not cashed) when you apply and would only be charged/cashed 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. If an applicant is not selected in the lottery after applying for a retreat, the probability of getting accepted increases with each subsequent retreat they apply for. More Info.

Location: Insight Retreat Center, 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA  95060

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


 


 

10 day ONLINE RETREAT offered from April 11-18 in lieu of CANCELLED RESIDENTIAL RETREAT Awareness and Wisdom Retreat with Andrea Fella and Alexis Santos
April 10 to 19, 2020  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging awareness and wisdom through relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Primarily self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teachers.

FAQ - Registration Closed
  • Note: RESIDENTIAL RETREAT CANCELLED due to COVID-19. ONLINE RETREAT offered from April 11-18, 2020 is FULL. Not accepting new applications–the Waitlist is FULL.
  • Teachers: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

11 day ONLINE RETREAT offered in lieu of CANCELLED RESIDENTIAL RETREAT Insight Retreat for Experienced Practitioners with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
May 3 to 13, 2020  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Wednesday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher.

FAQ - Registration Closed
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Note: RESIDENTIAL RETREAT CANCELLED due to COVID-19. ONLINE RETREAT offered in lieu of residential retreat.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

IRC offsite at Jikoji Zen Center
4 day Insight Retreat for People in their 20s and 30s at Jikoji Zen Center with Max Erdstein
May 14 to 17, 2020  –  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 12:00 pm

This meditation retreat will draw inspiration from the rich Zen history of Jikoji, and focus on the cultivation of qualities which support the beautifully natural unfolding of insight: mindfulness, compassion, and samadhi (concentration), within community. There will be periods of sitting, walking, guided meditations, and time to connect with the expansive nature all around us at Jikoji. Unplug and reboot! Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

RETREAT FULL – Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL
Carpooling (Only sign up to carpool after being accepted to the retreat)
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 2/4/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late February if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List.This retreat will have a more rugged quality than retreats at Insight Retreat Center. Rooms will be shared and the grounds are more natural and rough-hewn.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Doug Wiebe, doug@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-206-2436

 

4 day ONLINE RETREAT offered in lieu of CANCELLED RESIDENTIAL RETREAT Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Nikki Mirghafori
May 22 to 25, 2020  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration Closed
  • Note: RESIDENTIAL RETREAT CANCELLED due to COVID-19. ONLINE RETREAT offered in lieu of residential retreat.
  • Teachers: Nikki Mirghafori, Diana Clark
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Tracy Anderson, tracy@insightretreatcenter.org or 917-740-6320

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Max Erdstein
June 4 to 7, 2020  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/25/20 to be entered into the lottery. Due to COVID-19, the lottery will be delayed until IRC is certain of being able to offer this as a residential retreat, is able to offer an online alternative, or the decision has been made to cancel the retreat altogether. We will inform you as soon as we know.
  • Teachers: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

5 day LGBTQI Insight Retreat with bruni dávila and John Martin
June 17 to 21, 2020  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for the LGBTQI community. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together in the safety of community, embracing all of ourselves as we cultivate the wholesome and loving qualities of our hearts and minds. There will be alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who self-identify as LGBTQI or genderqueer.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/9/20 to be entered into the lottery. Due to COVID-19, the lottery will be delayed until IRC is certain of being able to offer this as a residential retreat, is able to offer an online alternative, or the decision has been made to cancel the retreat altogether. We will inform you as soon as we know.
  • Teachers: bruni dávila, John Martin
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

1 week Insight Retreat in Spanish (Español) with Andrea Castillo and bruni dávila
June 27 to July 3, 2020  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Friday 1:00 pm
RETIRO RESIDENCIAL EN ESPAÑOL: Retiro de meditación y atención plena en silencio con periodos de meditación, pláticas de Dharma, trabajo voluntario y pláticas individuales con las maestras para hablar sobre la práctica.

Fechas y Horas: Del 27 de junio al 3 de julio, 2020. Llegar el sábado entre las 2 y 4 pm. El retiro termina el viernes a la 1 pm.
Inscripciones: Abren el 27 de febrero, 2020
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 marzo, 2020.
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.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Previous introduction to Insight meditation and permission from teacher.
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/19/20 to be entered into the lottery. Due to COVID-19, the lottery will be delayed until IRC is certain of being able to offer this as a residential retreat, is able to offer an online alternative, or the decision has been made to cancel the retreat altogether. We will inform you as soon as we know.
  • Teachers: Andrea Castillo, bruni dávila
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Sandra Sanabria, sandra@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-489-1868

 

2 week Mindfulness of Mind Retreat For Experienced Students with Andrea Fella
July 18 to August 1, 2020  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - RETREAT FULL - to be put on the WAITING LIST - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least 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 permission.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 3/10/20 to be entered into the lottery. Due to COVID-19, the lottery will be delayed until IRC is certain of being able to offer this as a residential retreat, is able to offer an online alternative, or the decision has been made to cancel the retreat altogether. We will inform you as soon as we know.

    Questions regarding Teacher Permission: Contact the Registration Assistant, Yosh Haggerty, yosh.haggerty@gmail.com or 650-573-7461

  • Teachers: Andrea Fella
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, fred@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

5 day Insight Retreat with Andrea Fella and Pamela Weiss
August 12 to 16, 2020  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens April 12, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 5/3/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 7/22/20.
  • Teachers: Andrea Fella, Pamela Weiss
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or 310-804-1384

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal assisted by Diana Clark and Other Teachers TBD
August 27 to 30, 2020  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens May 27, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 6/17/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 8/6/20.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and Ines Freedman
September 4 to 7, 2020  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens June 4, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 6/25/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 8/14/20.
  • Teachers: Max Erdstein, Ines Freedman
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or 310-804-1384

 

2 week Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal
September 13 to 27, 2020  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for experienced yogis that includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher.

FAQ - APPLY ONLINE - Registration opens April 13, 2020 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 5/4/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 8/16/20.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and JoAnna Hardy
October 1 to 4, 2020  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens July 1, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 7/22/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 9/10/20.
  • Teachers: Max Erdstein, JoAnna Hardy

 

IRC offsite at Hidden Villa
4 day Insight Retreat in Spanish (Español) at Hidden Villa with bruni dávila and David Lorey
October 9 to 12, 2020  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm
RETIRO RESIDENCIAL EN ESPAÑOL: Retiro de meditación y atención plena en silencio con periodos de meditación, pláticas de Dharma, trabajo voluntario y pláticas con lo(a)s maestro(a)s para hablar sobre la práctica. El retiro es apto tanto para principiantes como para personas con experiencia en la meditación.

Fechas y Horas: Del 9 al 12 de octubre del 2020. Llegar el viernes entre las 2 y 4 pm. El retiro termina el lunes a la 1 pm.
Inscripciones: Abren el 9 de julio del 2020
Nota: Para ser considerado(a) en la lotería tenemos que haber recibido su inscripción y el depósito de $100, a más tardar el 19 de septiembre del 2020. Usted será notificado(a) a principios de agosto si fue aceptado(a) en el retiro, o si su nombre está en la lista de espera. Si usted es aceptado(a) en el retiro, el depósito no será cobrado si cancela antes de o el 19 de septiembre del 2020. Este retiro se llevará acabo en el Hostel Hidden Villa. Hidden Villa está en una bella región montañosa, con dormitorios compartidos, sencillos y rústicos.
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.

FAQ - Registration opens July 9, 2020 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Previous introduction to Insight meditation and permission from teacher.
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 07/30/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 9/19/20.

    This retreat will take place at Hidden Villa Hostel. The retreat will have a more rugged quality than retreats at Insight Retreat Center. Rooms will be shared and the grounds are more natural and rough-hewn.

  • Teachers: bruni dávila, David Lorey
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Sandra Sanabria, sandra@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-489-1868

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and Matthew Brensilver
October 11 to 18, 2020  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens June 11, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 7/2/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 9/20/20.
  • Teachers: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy, Kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller
October 25 to November 1, 2020  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens June 25, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 7/16/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 10/4/20.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Beverly Spiker, bev@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-365-1092

 

IRC offsite at Hidden Villa
4 day Metta Meditation Retreat at Hidden Villa with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
October 29 to November 1, 2020  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

This silent meditation retreat will focus on cultivating our natural capacity for a warm and open heart. Our time together will include instructions for loving-kindness practice, sitting and walking meditation, Q&A, talks about the teachings, group practice discussions and time to connect with the inspiring garden and farm life at Hidden Villa. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Registration opens June 29, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 07/18/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 10/6/20.

    This retreat will take place at Hidden Villa Hostel. The retreat will have a more rugged quality than retreats at Insight Retreat Center. Rooms will be shared and the grounds are more natural and rough-hewn.

  • Teachers: Diana Clark, Nikki Mirghafori
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Doug Wiebe, doug@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-206-2436

 

1 week Insight Retreat for People in their 20s and 30s with Gil Fronsdal and Max Erdstein
November 14 to 21, 2020  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens July 14, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/4/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 10/24/20.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Max Erdstein
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Ying Chen, ying@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-802-6430

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver
December 6 to 13, 2020  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens August 6, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/27/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 11/15/20.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Matthew Brensilver
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Leo Hirai, leo@insightretreatcenter.org or 310-804-1384

 

5 day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat at IRC with Bob Stahl and Other Teachers TBD
December 16 to 20, 2020  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teacher. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens August 16, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 9/6/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 11/25/20.
  • Teachers: Bob Stahl

 

5 day New Year Peer-led Experienced Practitioner Insight Retreat
December 28, 2020 to January 1, 2021  -  Hours: Monday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Friday 1:00 pm

An insight retreat for experienced practitioners who can practice without a teacher. It includes silent sitting, walking, and work meditation in community with some scheduled sits and some open practice periods. New Year’s Eve includes a simple ceremony and period of speaking.

FAQ - Registration opens August 28, 2020 - please check back then
  • Requirements: At least five years of regular meditation practice. Attended at least five, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats with at least three of these retreats at IRC.
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 9/18/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early October if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 12/7/20.

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe, and Devon Hase
January 24 to 31, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens September 24, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 10/15/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late October if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 1/3/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiew, Devon Hase

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Teacher TBD
February 14 to 21, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens October 14, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 11/4/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-November if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 1/24/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Teacher TBD
February 28 to March 7, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens October 28, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 11/18/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early December if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 2/7/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Sayadaw U Jagara
March 14 to 21, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens November 14, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/5/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-December if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 2/21/21.
  • Teachers: Nikki Mirghafori, Sayadaw U Jagara

 

5 day LGBTQI Insight Retreat with John Martin and bruni dávila
March 31 to April 4, 2021  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat for the LGBTQI community. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together in the safety of community, embracing all of ourselves as we cultivate the wholesome and loving qualities of our hearts and minds. There will be alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who self-identify as LGBTQI or genderqueer.

FAQ - Registration opens December 1, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 12/22/20 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 3/10/21.
  • Teachers: John Martin, bruni dávila

 

1 week Firm Centre, Open Heart Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto
April 11 to 18, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

"One of the principle aims of meditation is to experience greater warm-heartedness – towards others and oneself. The absence of this is a major source of suffering, linked to anxiety, depression and mistrust. On this retreat, we will be cultivating the inner strength that supports and protects the heart so that its natural kindness and compassion can illuminate our lives.” Ajahn Sucitto

FAQ - Registration opens December 11, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 1/1/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 3/21/21.
  • Teachers: Ajahn Sucitto

 

10 day Awareness and Wisdom Retreat with Andrea Fella and Alexis Santos
April 23 to May 2, 2021  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

Exploration of the mindfulness practice taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, encouraging awareness and wisdom through relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience and the quality of the mind that meditates. Primarily self-directed practice with guidance provided through teachings, Q & A sessions and discussions with the teachers.

FAQ - Registration opens December 23, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 1/13/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late January if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 4/2/21.
  • Teachers: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos

 

1 week Insight Retreat in Spanish (Español) with Andrea Castillo and Teacher TBD
June 27 to July 3, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm
RETIRO RESIDENCIAL EN ESPAÑOL: Retiro de meditación y atención plena en silencio con periodos de meditación, pláticas de Dharma, trabajo voluntario y pláticas individuales con las maestras para hablar sobre la práctica.

Fechas y Horas: Del 27 de junio al 3 de julio, 2021. Llegar el sábado entre las 2 y 4 pm. El retiro termina el viernes a la 1 pm.
Inscripciones: Abren el 27 de febrero, 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 20 de marzo, 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.

FAQ - Registration opens February 27, 2021 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Previous introduction to Insight meditation and permission from teacher.
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/20/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early April if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 6/6/21.
  • Teachers: Andrea Castillo

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Diana Clark
July 8 to 11, 2021  -  Hours: Thursday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens April 8, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 4/29/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 6/17/21.
  • Teachers: Ines Freedman, Diana Clark

 

2 week Mindfulness of Mind Retreat For Experienced Students with Andrea Fella
July 17 to 31, 2021  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Saturday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens February 17, 2021 - please check back then
  • Requirements: Attended at least 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 permission.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 3/10/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in late March if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 6/19/21.
  • Teachers: Andrea Fella

 

5 day Insight Retreat with Pamela Weiss and Jozen Gibson
August 11 to 15, 2021  -  Hours: Wednesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens April 11, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 5/2/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-May if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 7/21/21.
  • Teachers: Pamela Weiss, Jozen Gibson

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Ines Freedman and Matthew Brensilver
September 3 to 6, 2021  -  Hours: Friday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Monday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens June 3, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 6/24/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 8/13/21.
  • Teachers: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver

 

2 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal
September 12 to 26, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens May 12, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 6/2/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-June if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 8/22/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal

 

1 week Just Sitting, Clear Seeing: the Meeting of Zen & Insight with Max Erdstein and Brian Lesage
October 3 to 10, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. The teachers will explore the shared and complementary teachings of Zen and Insight Meditation. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

FAQ - Registration opens June 3, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 6/24/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-July if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 9/12/21.
  • Teachers: Max Erdstein, Brian Lesage

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Teacher TBD
November 14 to 21, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens July 14, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/4/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in mid-August if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 10/24/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
November 28 to December 5, 2021  -  Hours: Sunday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Sunday 1:00 pm

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.

FAQ - Registration opens July 28, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/18/21 to be entered into the lottery. Applicants will be notified in early September if they have been Accepted or are on the Waiting List. Subsequent applications will be added to the Waiting List. If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 11/7/21.
  • Teachers: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella



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