When we take a retreat it provides us the opportunity for extended practice, reflection, seclusion, and support from sharing the space with others. We welcome teachers that are skilled in expressing the dharma in all its many ways. Retreats have a structure which generally includes alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, silent meals, and dharma talks.
ICMC brings in teachers from our local area and across the U.S. who have different styles and areas of focus, but who all practice in the vipassana (insight) tradition, providing a continuity that helps us more fully embrace the dharma. We offer day-long non-residential retreats and multi-day residential retreats. Retreat managers and sangha leaders are always happy to answer questions about retreats.
When we are able, we offer classes in meditation, study groups, and other programs. We also enjoy gathering socially for potlucks, meditation in the park and other activities.