Insight Retreat Center


Calling all Weed Warriors!

The lush landscape at IRC calls out to our garden volunteer weed warriors during the spring months! There is lots of new growth as well as fallen branches and leaves left behind by winter storms. Volunteer help would be very appreciated.

Please RSVP to if you’d like to join us on either or both of the following dates:

Sunday April 18, 9am – 1pm
Sunday April 25, 9am – 1pm

We’ll gather for snacks and refreshments mid-morning.

If you’d like to volunteer in the garden on other week days, click here to receive notices for weekday garden days.

(Posted April 12, 2021)

Online Work Practice in Sangha

Upcoming online work days will be held on the following Saturdays: March 27, April 24, and May 15 from 9:00 until noon.

  • Please RSVP here if you would like to join us.
  • We will send you the Zoom link the Friday before the Online Work Day.

Join fellow practitioners for Online work practice in sangha.  Hosted by the resident volunteers at IRC, these half-days feature time for 2 unguided group sits , along with a work period between them.  The work period offers time to practice mindfulness while caring for our living spaces, gardening, cooking, or other projects. (For those registered for an upcoming retreat, it may include preparing your space for your time of formal practice.) There are also opportunities to reflect on your practice with other participants and socialize with new and familiar dharma friends.

Online Work Day schedule

9:00-9:30 sit

9:30-10:00 Opening Circle, with an opportunity for everyone to check in

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

11:30-12:00 sit

12:00-12:30 retreat check-in for those registered for the retreat (no need to RSVP for the check-in portion of the day)

If you have questions, please email


To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we currently are not having Work Days at IRC.  We hope to hold our next Work Day after shelter in place orders are lifted.  We send you well wishes, and appreciation for your care and compassion to all beings during this outbreak.

(Posted January 18, 2021)

Garden Days



Volunteers are invited to help out in the garden at various times during each month.

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

(Posted February 12, 2020)