Community Partners

Free Drop-in Meditations with UCLA Mindful

Weekly “drop-in” sessions are led by Inward Bound and UCLA Mindful’s Diana Winston, Marvin G. Belzer Ph.D, and other affiliated teachers. Open to anyone interested in learning how to ‘live more presently’ in life.

Mindful awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

Wake Up Retreat for BIPOC Folks

An in-person retreat for BIPOC individuals

Aware that People of Color, as individuals and communities, may have similar lived experiences, including of intended and unintended discrimination, we provide circle sharing groups offered by an experienced facilitator, in which People of Color can express themselves freely and feel safer. It is reserved for People of Color only, in order to cultivate an environment that can support our individual and collective transformation and healing.

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

7 week course: 3-7 hours per week, combination of self-paced content and live events.

Do you have a deep sense of care for the Earth, and want to find ways to bring mindfulness to your climate response? This new online journey harnesses the wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to teach us how to face challenging feelings and create a sense of freedom and possibility. It is designed to empower the human resilience we need to face our current situation.

Rhythm of Connection: Relational Mindfulness Retreat

Embracing Quietude and Mindful Communication w/ Ofosu Jones-Quartey, Anthony “T” Maes, and Devon Sangster Rath

Tuition levels and scholarships available.

Join us for a transformative retreat that thoughtfully balances the power of silence with the art of communication, all taught through a trauma-informed lens. Our program is uniquely designed, dedicating half of our time to silent meditation and somatic expression, and the other half to engaging in relational mindfulness through thoughtful speaking and interaction. We look forward to guiding you on this balanced and empathetic journey, offering tools and insights that honor your individual experiences.

Spirit Rock Young Adult Retreat

Retreat to be held on the land at Spirit Rock. Open to ages 18-32.

Come practice silent mindfulness and Insight Meditation for a week in community with your peers. Give yourself a break from constant overstimulation and external demands as we create a supportive space for cultivating greater inner calm, spaciousness, and presence.

Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults

Tuition levels and scholarships available. An in-person retreat for 18-32 year olds.

In this retreat dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of young adults in these difficult times, we will co-create a refuge from all forms of oppression, a nourishing refuge of rest and rejuvenation. With the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion as our guide, we will cultivate a wholehearted attention to the present moment, waking up from worldly delusion and developing embodied ease, clarity, and kindness.

Insight Meditation Community of Washington: Family Retreat

Share family quality time together in a supportive community with a balance of engaged activities and free time for the whole family. The retreat programming is for parents, grandparents, and guardians with children ages 5+ interested in cultivating deeper presence, joy, resilience, and connection in everyday family life. Adolescents age 14-20 may register along with their families.

Touching the Earth

A three-week immersion for young adults on a Vermont homestead to cultivate self-awareness and deepen relationships with others and the living earth.

Sleepawake Camp

Tuition with Scholarships Available

Sleepawake Camp addresses the neglected dimensions of our lives, orienting us toward a sense of wholeness and authentic happiness through science, psychology, game-play, and ancient wisdom.

Young adult participants (ages 18-30) will experience the extraordinary potential of their lives, mentored by gifted facilitators in this unique four-week program.