Teaching – USA

USA: January 22 – February 12 2018

February 2-11: co-teaching nine-day retreat with Joseph Goldstein IMS

Insight Meditation Society 1230 Pleasant St Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-4378

A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations are due by October 17, 2017.

The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation retreat

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening, and draws on the full spectrum of this tradition’s lineages.

An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Eowyn Ahlstrom.

Sliding Scale Fees: Benefactor: $1,980; Sustaining: $1,225; Mid: $945; Base: $665; Scholarship: $400, $350, $305

To register: https://www.dharma.org/retreat-description/?id=464

February 23: dharma talk

The gift of dukkha – transforming obstacles to vehicles
Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240 Santa Cruz CA 95060

February 24 – March 3: co-teaching seven-day retreat with Gil Fronsdal IRC

Insight Retreat Center 1906 Glen Canyon Drive Santa Cruz CA 95060

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.

RETREAT FULL – Registration CLOSED Waiting List FULL
Questions: Contact the Registrar (email preferred), Kristen Kenedy kristen@insightretreatcenter.org or 650-206-9460

USA: August 29 -September 30 2018

September 7: dharma talk

Befriending the Mind
7:00-8:30 pm
Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240 Santa Cruz CA 95060

September 8: one-day workshop

Befriending the Mind
9:30-4:30 pm
Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240 Santa Cruz CA 95060

USA: October 20 – December 31 2018

October 21: one-day workshop Vermont Insight

10:00am-4:00 pm 229 Western Ave, Brattleboro, VT 05302

October 23 – December 4: co-teaching six-week retreat IMS

Insight Meditation Society 1230 Pleasant St Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-4378


Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, DaRa Williams & Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering. 

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.


December 5-31: co-teaching one-month retreat with Caroline Jones

Forest Refuge 97 Lockwood Road Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-2063
To register: