Insight Retreat Center


Work Day October 8
Join us at IRC for a Work Day October 8th

Work days provide an opportunity to join fellow practitioners for work practice in sangha.  Hosted by the resident volunteers at IRC, work days feature two group sits and lunch together, along with morning and afternoon work periods. Each month IRC hosts a work day to support the care of the center and our precious lands. You can help with either indoor or garden tasks.


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Work Day Schedule:

9:00 Check-in, followed by meditation, social time and work period

12:00 Vegetarian Lunch will be provided

12:45  Afternoon Work Period

2:00 Meditation and Dedication of Merit

(Posted September 26, 2022)

New Online Daylong Retreats

Daylong retreats are important opportunities to “retreat” from one’s daily life in order to cultivate greater mindfulness, concentration, tranquility and insight, and also supporting our practice by practicing in community.  

The retreats are held mostly in silence and include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions,  a dharma talk, and an opportunity to ask questions of the teacher.  They are suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.  

IRC is offering an online daylong retreat most months on a Saturday, with the next one offered October 15th.   They will take place in our Zoom virtual Meditation Hall.  You will be sent the link when you register.

Questions?  Contact Sandra Sanabria

Register for Daylong Online Retreats here

(Posted September 26, 2022)

Space Available in Online Retreats

IRC has upcoming online retreats in which there is room for more retreatants.  When retreats are marked “FULL,” there is often still an opportunity to apply to be put on the waitlist, from which you may be accepted into the retreat as cancellations occur. Apply today on IRC’s Online Retreat Schedule web page for the opportunity to practice with helpful teachings in a supportive community.

Registration opens July 23rd for:

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

(Posted April 24, 2022)

IRC Winter – Spring 2021 Newsletter

The Winter – Spring 2021 Newsletter is available now.

(Posted February 4, 2021)