Insight Retreat Center


Garden Days



Fully vaccinated volunteers are invited to help out in the garden at various times during each month.  Upcoming Garden Days on Sundays, from 9 am to 1 pm, will be held February 6,13, and 20.

To get monthly email announcements, Join our Garden email list.

(Posted January 22, 2022)

Work Days

Our monthly Saturday work days will resume once IRC re-opens for residential retreats.

Work days provide an opportunity to join fellow practitioners for work practice in sangha.  Hosted by the resident volunteers at IRC, work days feature 2 group sits and lunch together, along with morning and afternoon work periods.

The work periods offer an opportunity to practice mindful housekeeping and gardening tasks. For those registered for an upcoming retreat, arriving a day early for a work day can be a beneficial way to offer service as you settle in. There are opportunities to reflect on your practice with other participants and socialize with new and familiar dharma friends.  Future work days will be announced on this page and on IRC’s home page.

Work Day schedule

9:00-9:30 sit

9:30-10:00 Opening Circle, with tea and an informal check in

10:00-12:00 Work Period, with an optional 11:10-11:30 break and social time

11:30-12:00 Lunch is provided

1:00-3:00 Work Period, with an optional 2:10-2:30 break and social time

3:30-4:00 sit

If you have questions, please email


(Posted May 11, 2021)