Mindful Parenting

Our mindful parenting group and program was on break for the summer, but we hope to get it going again in the fall. Details will follow soon.  You will receive the details if you are on the Mindful Parenting email list. You can sign up here.

Mentoring Program

Insight Meditation Cleveland is offering a mentoring program. Experienced meditation practitioners (mentors) give guidance and instruction on basic meditation techniques and tools to help practitioners (mentees) establish, maintain or deepen a daily meditation practice. The program is free. Details and applications are available at IMC sitting group locations.

Other retreats

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Rebecca Bradshaw

Hosted by Yellow Springs Dharma Center at the

Jesuit Spiritual Center in  Milford, OH

May 3-10 or May 3-5, 2019


In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha gives us precise instructions of how to be mindful and what to be mindful of in a way that leads to freeing our hearts and minds from contraction and suffering. In this silent meditation retreat, open to both beginning and experienced meditators, we will explore this central Buddhist discourse dedicated to mindfulness meditation practice. Bringing in mindful movement and loving kindness meditation, we will ground our practice in compassionate presence.

Sitting in the Heart of the World

with Amita Schmidt and John Cunningham

Hosted by Tri-State Dharma

Oakwood Center in Selma, IN

June 7-12, 2019


The idea of living a connected heartfelt life appeals to us, but it is easy to forget that we care when faced with the struggles of the moment, or when old reactive patterns take over. It is possible to change these patterns, and to increase our capacity to love. This silent retreat will be an opportunity to unburden your heart, and find more joy and connection both inside and out. An unburdened heart is a vital light in the world.


The retreat will consist of focused meditation practices, time for unstructured meditation, and periods of walking meditation. The retreat is suitable for those who are new to meditation as well as for those with an established practice