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Second 3-Week Insight Meditation Retreat

These two 3-week retreats mark a special time for IMS – a return to onsite, in-person programming! In light of current conditions IMS has made the decision to offer two 3-week retreats back-to-back with a short break in between. It will be possible to attend either one separately, or both.

Because of the extended length and ongoing guidance, these retreats offer an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. These silent retreats will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and continuity of practice. Instruction will be based on the Buddha’s Four Establishments of Mindfulness and on the meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw, supplemented by a range of skillful means.

2021-10-29 (22 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2021-11-07 Navigating The River With ease and Energy 59:17
Susie Harrington
Energy and wise effort on the path of practice
2021-11-08 Introduction to Compassion And A Guided Meditation 57:57
Greg Scharf
A short introduction to compassion as a Brahma Vihara, followed by a guided meditation - Receiving compassion from benefactors and dear friends.
2021-11-08 Anicca: Practical Impermanence for Retreat Yogis 54:19
Matthew Hepburn
Impermanence as a lofty concept is a cause fro mental proliferation. Impermanence as a way to perceive every moment is the end of suffering.
2021-11-10 Questions and Responses 65:32
Joseph Goldstein
2021-11-11 Navigating Difficulty Within Our Meditation 14:18
Brian Lesage
2021-11-11 The Gift Of Borrowing Joy 50:14
Tuere Sala
2021-11-11 Inspiration On The Path 66:02
Greg Scharf
2021-11-12 The Villapas: The Four Distortions Of Mind. 60:14
Tuere Sala
When we access tranquility or calm abiding, we can see the distortions of mind with clear knowing and discernment.
2021-11-13 Guided Meditation; Unentangled Knowing 52:32
Susie Harrington
Recommended for times when the mind is settled and willing to explore the subtler process of mind.
2021-11-14 Morning Reflection And Meditation 61:27
Greg Scharf
A short reflection of mindfulness of mind - the third establishment of mindfulness
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