About this IMS Online Retreat

Monday, January 10, 2022 - Friday, January 14, 2022


This program is now closed to new registrations.

Open to all who are familiar with formal meditation practice. 

As we welcome the new year, join the growing IMS Online community as we extend and deepen our personal experience of insight meditation, rooted in the cultivation of mindfulness. In the company of peers and experienced teachers, retreatants will explore the Four Applications of Mindfulness as taught in the early Buddhist Satipaṭṭhāna Teachings—the foundational teachings of all contemporary mindfulness-based applications.

These teachings offer a path to well-being, freedom, and compassion, and encourage the integration of contemplative wisdom into the fabric of our daily lives.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of guided and unguided meditation practice, meetings with the teachers, and talks and reflections, all within an environment of silence.

Retreat begins Monday, January 10, at 10:00am ET. Retreat concludes Friday, January 14, at 5:00pm ET. A full home retreat schedule and instructions will be offered. The live session schedule with the teachers is as follows:

Monday, January 10, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET:  Opening Session (check local time)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ET: Instructions & Reflections /Q&A (check local time)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm ET: Guided Brahmavihāra Practice (check local time)

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

8:30 am - 9:15 am ET:  Meditation (check local time)
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET: Instructions & Reflections (check local time)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET: Dharma Talk (check local time)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm ET: Guided Brahmavihāra Practice (check local time)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

8:30 am - 9:15 am ET:  Meditation (check local time)
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET: Instructions & Reflections (check local time)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET: Dharma Talk (check local time)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm ET: Guided Brahmavihāra Practice (check local time)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

8:30 am - 9:15 am ET:  Meditation (check local time)
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET: Instructions & Reflections (check local time)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET: Dharma Talk (check local time)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm ET: Practice Discussion Groups / Walking (check local time)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm ET: Guided Brahmavihāra Practice (check local time)

Friday, January 14, 2022

8:30 am - 9:15 am ET:  Meditation (check local time)
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET: Instructions & Reflections (check local time)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm ET: Q&A / Walking (check local time)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET: Dharma Talk (check local time)
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm ET: Closing Session (check local time)

Note: If you were previously scheduled to attend this event as an on-campus retreat, and would like to transfer to this online retreat, please email imsonline@dharma.org for assistance.


Meet Your Teachers

Akincano .

Akincano is a guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne and co-founder of Bodhi College as well as a contemplative psychotherapist. A former monk, he practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particularly interested in the application of early Buddhist teachings, stillness and contemplative psychology, he teaches mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist psychology in secular and traditional contexts internationally.

Yuka Nakamura

Yuka Nakamura has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1993 in the Theravada, Dzogchen and Zen traditions. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and is a certified MBSR teacher. Based in Switzerland, she was trained as a Buddhist meditation teacher by Fred von Allmen and teaches at Beatenberg (Switzerland), Gaia House (UK), Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA), and other places. She is co-founder and teacher at the CFM Zentrum für Achtsamkeit in Zurich and faculty member for the Bodhi College teacher training program. Living in Switzerland, she teaches meditation and MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction).

Christiane Wolf

Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD, received her medical degree and completed her postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She also holds a PhD in Psychosomatic Medicine from Humboldt University. Christiane has practiced mindfulness meditation for 30 years, is a senior certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer, and is on faculty for the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a graduate of the 4-year IMS/Spirit Rock teacher training, and is authorized to teach in the Thai Forest Monastery tradition. She is the Director of MBSR programs at InsightLA, and is program director and lead instructor for VA CALM, the national mindfulness facilitator training program for clinicians at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Christiane is the co-author of A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.