programs and activities
For information about specific retreats and classes, please refer to the links in the left-hand column. If you would like to find a specific event, or search for a specifc teacher, you can use the Search feature at the bottom of this page.
BCIMS hosts a year-round schedule of sitting groups, residential and non-residential retreats, daylong sits, workshops, and classes. Daylongs are suitable for beginning and experienced meditators (unless otherwise noted) and include basic meditation instructions.
In consideration of all participants, please do not wear scented personal care products (including "natural" products) to retreats, sitting groups, daylongs and classes.
BCIMS's intention is to make these teachings accessible to everyone, thus fees for retreats, classes and special events are kept as low as possible.
Dana (The Practice of Generosity)
Registration fees cover only the expenses such as venue rental, food, etc. in running a retreat, sitting group, or class. None of the registration fee goes to the teachers or residential retreat cooks and managers.
The tradition of making an offering to those who make a retreat, sitting group, class, or daylong retreat possible is called dana, which is the Pali word for generosity. More information about dana.