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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


 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
December 8 to 15, 2019  -  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 - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 11/17/19.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Beverly Spiker, bev@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-365-1092

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, bruni dávila, and Gullu Singh
January 26 to February 2, 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 - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 1/5/20.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Beverly Spiker, bev@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-365-1092

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott, and Neesha Patel
February 22 to 29, 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 - RETREAT FULL - Registration CLOSED, Waiting List FULL - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: If you are accepted into the retreat, the deposit fee will not be charged if you cancel by 2/1/20.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

1 week Brahmavihara and Emptiness: A Study and Practice Retreat with Ven. Anālayo, assisted by Max Erdstein
March 28 to April 3, 2020  -  Hours: Saturday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Friday 1:00 pm

This course will undertake a study of brahmavihāra meditation and the gradual entry into emptiness (described in the Cūḷasuññata-sutta, MN 121), relating both of these modes of practice to progress to awakening. A central focus during the study sessions will be the bodhipakkhiya dhammas, those qualities and practices that according to early Buddhism are central for liberation. This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation only who wish to deepen their understanding and practice. The emphasis throughout the course will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice. The course will combine study and discussion sessions in the mornings with guided meditation instructions given during the silent practice periods of the rest of the day. Max Erdstein will be assisting throughout the course.

FAQ - - Registration opened November 28, 2019 - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended previous courses on Satipatthana by Bhikkhu Anālayo. Required reading in preparation for the course: Anālayo, Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, Windhorse Publications (2015).

  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 12/19/19 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 3/7/20.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Fred Branaman, fred@insightretreatcenter.org or 510-220-6491

 

10 day 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 opened December 10, 2019 - or Register for Carpooling
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/31/19 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 3/20/20.
  • Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Faith Lindsay, faith@insightretreatcenter.org or 408-234-3771

 

2 week Insight Retreat for Experienced Practitioners with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
May 3 to 17, 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 - - Registration opened December 3, 2019 - or Register for Carpooling
  • Requirements: Attended at least four, 7-day (or longer) silent Vipassana retreats.
  • Note: Your application and $350 deposit must by received by 12/24/19 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 4/5/20.
  • 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.

Registration opens January 14, 2020 - please check back then
  • 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 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 opens February 22, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/14/20 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 5/1/20.
  • 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 - Registration opens March 4, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/25/20 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 5/14/20.
  • 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 - Registration opens February 17, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 3/9/20 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 5/27/20.
  • 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 - Registration opens February 27, 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 3/19/20 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 6/6/20.
  • 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 - Registration opens February 18, 2020 - 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 3/10/20 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 6/20/20.

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

  • 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 - 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.
  • 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 - 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.

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and Teacher TBD
September 1 to 4, 2020  -  Hours: Tuesday check-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 pm End time: Friday 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 1, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $100 deposit must by received by 6/22/20 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 8/11/20.

 

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 - 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.
  • 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.

 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

 

1 week Insight Retreat 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Teacher TBD
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.

 

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.

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Teacher TBD
March 7 to 14, 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 7, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 11/28/20 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 2/14/21.

 

1 week Just Sitting, Clear Seeing: the Meeting of Zen & Insight with Max Erdstein and Brian Lesage
March 28 to April 4, 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 November 28, 2020 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 12/19/20 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 3/7/21.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

4 day Insight Retreat with Max Erdstein and Teacher TBD
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 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 8/16/21.

 

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.

 

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.

 

1 week Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella
December 5 to 12, 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 August 5, 2021 - please check back then
  • Note: Your application and $200 deposit must by received by 8/26/21 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 11/14/21.



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