Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are few residential retreats available, though there are some online retreats happening. Please keep this page in mind for future retreat opportunities.
 

The button below will take you to the Retreatbase site where you can find and register for Insight Meditation retreats.

If you are interested in a particular retreat center or a specific location, you can visit any of the websites listed below.

We take refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. For most people this takes the form of daily meditation, weekly group sitting and dhamma discussion, and annual residential retreats.

Retreats

INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT CENTERS

Africa

South Africa

Dharmagiri– Umvuleni Mountain | KwaZulu Natal

Americas

Canada

British Columbia

Salt Springs Insight | Salt Springs Island

Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery | Knutsford

British Columbia Insight Meditation Society | Vancouver

Victoria Insight Meditation Society  | Victoria

Manitoba

Two Rivers Insight Meditation Community | Winnipeg

Alberta

Alberta Insight Meditation Centre

Ontario

Arrow River Forest Hermitage | Ontario

True North Insight | Ottawa

Sati Saraniya Sangha | Perth

Saskatchewan

Regina Insight Meditation Community | Regina

United States

Alabama

Meditation Center of Alabama | Mobile

Arizona

Prescott Insight Meditation | Prescott

California 

Insight L.A. | Los Angeles

Sky Mind Retreats/Desert Dharma | Modesto

Insight Meditation South Bay | Mountain View

Mountain Stream Meditation Center | Nevada City

Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery | Placerville

Insight San Diego | San Diego

San Francisco Insight Meditation Community

Saddhamma Foundation | Santa Barbara

Bloom of the Present | Santa Cruz

Insight Retreat Center | Santa Cruz

Insight Santa Cruz

Metta Forest Monastery | Valley Center

Insight Meditation Ventura

Spirit Rock Meditation Center | Woodacre

Colorado 

Desert Dharma

Impermanent Sangha | Boulder

Insight Colorado | Boulder

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center | Durango

District of Columbia 

Insight Meditation Community | Cabin John

Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C.

Florida

Gainesville Vipassana Society

Orlando Insight Meditation Group

Florida Community of Mindfulness | Tampa

Georgia

Roswell Insight Meditation

Hawaii

Vipassana Hawaii | Kapa’au

Illinois

Insight Chicago

Kentucky

Louisville Vipassana Community

Massachusetts

Insight Meditation Society/The Forest Refuge | Barre

Boston Meditation Center

Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

Insight Meditation Center Newburyport

Minnesota

Common Ground Meditation Center | Minneapolis

Twin Cities Meditation Collective | Minneapolis

Missouri

Mid-America Dharma | Kansas City

Mississippi

Flowering Lotus Meditation | Magnolia

Montana

Bozeman Insight Community

North Carolina

Asheville Insight Meditation

Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center | Hendersonville

Southern Dharma Retreat Center | Hot Springs

Nebraska

Mindfulness Outreach Initiative | Omaha

New Mexico

Albuquerque Insight Meditation

Mountain Hermitage | Taos

Nevada

Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community | Carson City

New York

New York Insight Meditation Center | NYC

Spring Water Retreat Center in the Finger Lakes

Ohio

Tri-State Dharma | Cincinnati

Insight Meditation Cleveland

Yellow Springs Dharma

Oregon

Eugene Insight Mindfulness Retreats

Tennessee

One Dharma Meditation | Nashville

Texas

Mariposa Sangha | Austin

Insight Houston

Utah

Skymind Retreats

Virginia

Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville

Vermont Insight Meditation Center | Brattleboro

Valley Insight Meditation Society | Hanover

Wellspring Insight Meditation Community | Hardwick

Practical Presence Meditation Center | NE Kingdom

Washington

Bellingham Insight

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center | Castle Rock

Wisconsin

Madison Insight Meditation Group

West Virginia

Bhavana Society | High View

Asia

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Insight Meditation Society

India

Meditation In India | Bodh Gaya

Awakening Truth | Coimbatore

Myanmar

Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre | Yangon

Mahasi Meditation Center | Yangon

Panditarama Shwe Taung Gon Meditation Center

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Forest Meditation Center

Wisdom of Mindfulness | ​Yangon

Sri Lanka

Nilambe Buddhist Meditation Center

Thailand

Suan Mokkh | Surat Thani

Wat Pah Nanachat International Forest Monastery

Forest Sangha | Wat Nong Pah Pong

Europe

 

Austria

Dhamma Center-Nyanaponika | Vienna

Czech Republic

Karuna Sevena

Finland

Nirodha | Helsinki

France

Moulin de Chaves | Cubjac

Ireland

Insight Meditation Dublin

Italy

Pian dei Ciliegi | Ponte dell'Olio

Netherlands

Stichting Inzichts Meditatie | Amsterdam

Slovakia

Javorie Meditation Center | Horny Tisovnik

Vipassana.sk 

Sweden

Sangha Vipassana Gruppen | Stockholm

Switzerland

Vimalakirti Buddhist Meditation Center | Geneva

United Kingdom

Freely Given Retreats | Devon

Gaia House Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center | Devon

Hungry Ghost Retreats | Devon

Sharpham Trust Retreat Centre | Devon

Aruna Ratanagiri Harnham Buddhist Monastery

Amaravati Retreat Centre | Hertfordshire

Sheffield Insight Meditation

Satipanya | Shrewsbury

Middle East

Israel

Sangha Seva

Tovana | Tel Aviv

Oceania

Australia

Bodhi Tree Monastery | Tullera, NSW

Australian Insight Meditation Network

Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery | Wilton, NSW

Buddhist Society Of Western Australia

New Zealand

Vimutti Buddhist Monastery | Bombay

Original Nature Retreat Centre | Wellington

Auckland Insight Meditation

Te Moata Retreat Centre | Whenuakite

This comprehensive list of retreat centers in the Insight tradition may be missing some groups. To suggest an addition, please email us. You might also check the listings at Dhamma.org for Vipassana residential retreat courses taught in the tradition of S. N. Goenka.

Note: The Buddhist Insight Network does not approve or accredit retreat centers. These listings are provided solely for information purposes. (Read more)

©2020 Buddhist Insight Network