Two Week Retreat at the Hidden Villa with Gil Fronsdal

September 13 to 27, 2009

This is a silent mindfulness retreat for experienced meditators who are comfortable with  periods of independent practice.  Instruction, Dharma talks, and interviews with Gil will  support the meditator’s independent insight practice. The retreat will be conducted at the  Hidden Villa Hostel near Los Altos.

Prerequisite: This retreat is for practitioners with previous Vipassana residential  retreat experience and who have checked in with Gil Fronsdal about participation.

Dormitory-style sleeping or camping.  Vegetarian meals.

Cost: This retreat is offered entirely on a dana or freely given basis.  The teachers and  cook will be serving without compensation, and the operational costs of the retreat  (mostly for facility rental and food) will be paid from the Retreat Fund of the Insight  Meditation Center (IMC). At the end of the retreat, participants may offer whatever dana  or donation they wish to the teachers, the cook, and the IMC Retreat Fund. A refundable  $250 deposit is required to reserve a space. Your deposit will be refunded if you attend  the retreat, or if you cancel six weeks before the retreat, by August 2, 2009.

Registration will open on May 13, 2009.  To reserve your space after having checked with Gil Fronsdal, please complete: (a) the  Application and (b) the Participation Agreement and Liability Release found on our  website at: www.insightmeditationcenter.org and send them, along with (c) your $250  deposit made payable to IMC, to

Laura Crabb
160 Saratoga Ave., #210
Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-380-3002, x80