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Householder Retreat with Andrea Fella: Sept 13 – 19

1:30 pm – 5:00 pmLocation: IMCNotes:Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice & discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will meet each morning and evening to inspire, encourage and support our daily life practice. You may participate in any part of the program. Householder Retreat Schedule:

Sunday 9/13: 1:30 to 5pm Monday-Friday 9/12-9/18, mornings: 7:30 to 9am Monday-Friday 9/12-9/18, evenings: 7:30 to 9pm Saturday 9/19: 9 am to 4:30 pm, Daylong Retreat

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

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4 Day August Jikoji Retreat

Wed. August 19 to Sunday August 23, 2009

This is a silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, as well as Dharma talks, and interviews with the teachers. It will be conducted at the rustic Jikoji Retreat Center on Skyline Boulevard in Los Gatos.

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 teacher, the cook, and the IMC Retreat Fund. A refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a space. Your deposit will be refunded as long as you attend the retreat, or cancel two weeks before the retreat begins.

To reserve your space, 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 $100 deposit made payable to IMC, to

Cheryll Gasner 152 Granada Drive Mountain View, CA

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