About this IMS Online Retreat

Friday, February 10, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023

The practice of Awareness and Lovingkindness deepen our insight into the truth about our lives and the conditions in which we live. With the clarity of mind, we can skillfully explore the wholeness and brilliance that shines through the full range of our unique and diverse lives. Join us online to take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha with guided silent sits, walking, small groups, and question and response periods. 

While we understand that many non-BIPOC people may be interested in participating, we ask that they refrain from joining this program which is specifically offered to provide shelter and respite to our BIPOC community.

This retreat begins on Friday, February 10, at 6:00 pm ET and concludes Sunday, February  12, at 1:00 pm ET. A full home retreat schedule and instructions will be offered. The live session schedule with the teachers is as follows:

Friday, February 10, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET (check local time)

Saturday, February 11, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am ET (check local time)

12:00 - 1:00 pm ET (check local time)

3:00 - 5:00 pm ET (check local time)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET  (check local time)

Sunday, February 12, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (check local time)

This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available for 90 days following the live event.

Meet Your Teachers

Devin Berry

Devin Berry has been meditating for over 20 years. His practice is primarily informed by the classical teachings of early Buddhism and the Insight Meditation tradition. He has undertaken many periods of silent long-term retreat practice. Devin completed the Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he is a visiting teacher and is a graduate of the 2017-2021 Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program. Devin served as a core leader with San Francisco POC Insight Sangha. He is a community teacher at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA where he co-founded the teen sangha and the Men of Color sangha. Devin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Insight World Aid. He has recently relocated to Western Massachusetts and teaches nationally.

JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy has practiced in multiple traditions since 1999, and in 2005 her practice landed on the Theravada Insight tradition. She teaches retreats, online courses and one on one. Her greatest passion is to teach meditation in communities that are dedicated to seeing the truth of how racism, gender inequality and oppression go hand in hand with the compassionate action teachings in Buddhism.

Choose your enrollment fee

As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature sliding scale registration fees and the opportunity to self-select a low-cost scholarship rate. No-fee enrollment is available for those who request a fee-waiver via email. Our system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and is made possible by our generous donors and those who choose to support other students by contributing at the “Benefactor” level.