About this IMS Online Retreat

Friday, September 2, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022

Open to all.

With all the troubles of the world right now it can be hard to find a place for our hearts to rest, and yet it is essential that we do. Over this weekend we will gather online as a sangha to support greater stability and connection in our practice. Taking refuge in sangha can support us to fully arrive in the present, turning towards things as they are. In turning towards our experience, we grow in courage, compassion, and wisdom, developing greater capacity to open up to life as our teacher. There will be an opportunity to take the Three Refuges and Five Precepts at the beginning of the retreat. During the retreat, Ayya Anandabodhi will share core teachings of the Buddha on refuge and letting go, offer meditation instruction, and invite questions and comments. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence.

This retreat begins on Friday, September 2, at 7:00 pm ET and concludes Sunday, September 4, at 12:00 pm ET. A full home retreat schedule and instructions will be offered. The live session schedule with the teacher is as follows:

Friday, September 2, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET (check local time)

Saturday, September 3, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET (check local time)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET Session (check local time)

Sunday, September 4, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 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.

About Your Teacher

Ayya Anandabodhi

Ayya Anandabodhi was born and raised at the foot of the sacred Preseli Mountains in Wales, UK. She first encountered the Buddha's teaching in her early teens while reading a book on Buddhism. Reading the Four Noble Truths was life-changing and from that moment she experienced a deep confidence in the Buddha's insight, and a wish to understand his teachings more deeply. At the age of 24, Ayya Anandabodhi began monastic training at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England. Seventeen years later, in 2009, she moved to the USA with a wish to create more opportunities for women monastics. In 2011 she took full Bhikkhuni Ordination, joining the worldwide revival of the Theravada Bhikkhuni Order. Ayya Anandabodhi's practice and teaching are guided by early Buddhist scriptures, living in community, and through nature's pure and immediate Dhamma.

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.