Current Retreats

Meditation retreats are a wonderful way to deepen and ground your practice is a beautiful, peaceful setting surrounded by fellow meditators.

DONATION BASIS NOTE: In the Insight tradition, the teachings are offered freely, as it is understood that their value is priceless. Our teachers volunteer their time and energy to make these teachings available.

At the same time, support is needed for those teachings to continue, as there are costs that must be met every month. An opportunity to leave a donation will be offered at each class. There is also a link to Paypal on the home page that can be designated as the retreat donation. We can only offer the teaching, and trust that the receivers will respond in kind. Thank you for your support.


2018/05 – Spring Retreat

Weber Center

Retreats are suitable for beginning as well and continuing meditation students. Beginning and newer participants will have special sessions in learning meditation and extra support. Vegetarian options for all meals.

DONATION BASIS: In the Insight tradition, the teachings are offered freely, because it is understood that their value is priceless.

At the same time, support is needed for those teachings to continue. There are costs for building rental, food, and other supplies. The teachers may also have costs that need reimbursement. Insight Meditation Ann Arbor has decided to see if we can continue this tradition, this economy of gifts, rather than fees. In this way, we all have the opportunity to practice generosity and gratitude as we are called and able.

rooms at the Weber Center

Accommodations: Comfortable semi-private rooms, all with private baths and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. The Weber Center also has beautiful grounds, with over than 100 acres of wooded land, ideal for walking and reflection. Outdoor labyrinth and circle meditation garden.


Retreat Focus

Vipassana is about clear seeing. One of the ways that we diminish our ability to see things clearly is our identifications. The way we take ourselves to be certain things, victim, hero or helper–when the role is heavy, causes us to limit ourselves and see only a part of who we are.

This retreat will look at some of these identifications. One of the seven factors of awakening in Buddhism is investigation. We will be using small group and individual sharing from time to time during the retreat which will otherwise be conducted in traditional noble silence.


Where: Weber Retreat Center, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive,Adrian, Michigan
Teachers: Lou and Susan Weir
Starts: Friday, 11 AM May 4, 2018
Ends: Sunday May 6, 2018, at 1PM, after lunch

NOTE: The retreat is full. Our next retreat will be in the fall.