Non-Residential Retreats

Non-Residential Retreats

Awareness and Wisdom Integrated Home Retreat (Online Zoom format)
Taught by Andrea Fella
Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
May 5-11, 2024 (Sunday through Saturday) with two online sessions daily

During this weeklong online retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience.  Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities.  The emphasis for this week will be exploring integrating awareness into our whole day and all activities.

This event requires registration.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link information. To register, click here.  For questions, contact Yosh Haggerty at

To support the practice during this online retreat, Andrea asks that you commit to attending all seven daily instruction sessions when you register. Each day, there will also be an optional discussion and Q&A session.

Schedule (times are given in Pacific Daylight Time):
7:30 – 9:30am:  Instruction, Guided Meditation and Discussion (includes a short break)
(Please commit to attending this session each day)
3:30 – 4:30pm: Optional Discussion and Q&A session

Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003.  She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma.  Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country. For more information about Andrea visit


Weekend Non-Residential Retreat for Those New to Retreat Practice — May 31 – June 2

Offered by: Diana Clark and Tanya Wiser
In-Person in Belmont, CA — Location and directions will be provided upon acceptance to this retreat

This non-residential retreat will introduce participants to the routines, practices, and schedules found on residential retreats, to deepen their confidence for going on retreat and engaging in deeper practice. The retreat is offered freely, as a gift to those who attend — there is no cost.

Registration & deposit are required A lottery process will determine who will be selected for this retreat. The lottery process will be held on or before April 15 and you will be notified shortly thereafter. A $75 deposit is required to save your spot on this retreat. The retreat is freely offered, and your check will not be cashed unless you cancel after May 10 or fail to show up.

For details and to register, see the registration form. For questions, email .