An IMS Urban Retreat at NYI

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An IMS Urban Retreat
with Bonnie Duran
Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, June 14th, 2020 | 10:00am – 4:00pm


Join us for this upcoming retreat at NYI. The topic and details of the retreat will be updated to this description as soon as they become available. The retreat will last the full weekend and participants can expect to attend the full retreat schedule. These weekend retreats typically include periods of sitting meditation as well walking meditation along with teachings and talks by the teacher. Some retreats may include periods of group interaction. More to follow.

About IMS Urban Retreats: These non-residential retreats offer a great opportunity to experience the IMS practice experience closer to home, within the container of noble silence. IMS teachers are supported directly by the community through the practice of dana, which means “generosity” in Pali. You will be invited to offer a contribution to the teacher at the end of the retreat. (Suggested Teacher Dana = $80) Registration fees only cover the operational costs of the weekend.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran met the Dharma in 1982 when she sat a month at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and learned Vipassana in Bodh Gaya, India. Since then, she has taken teachings from many western teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Marcia Rose, as well as Tibetan teachers, Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Bonnie is a graduate of the the Insight Meditation Society (IMS)/Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC) retreat teacher-training program and is now a core-teacher of the IMS Teacher Training Program and the SRMC Dedicated Practioners Program 6. Bonnie teaches long and short retreats at IMS and Spirit Rock and is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions. Dr. Duran is a Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington and is also the Director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.