Vipassana Retreat


[via ZOOM]

Registration is Now Open!
For the May 14-16 Weekend Virtual Meditation Retreat
And the May 13, Dharma Talk
with Rebecca Bradshaw

To register for the Weekend Virtual Meditation Retreat May 14-16,
please email Linda at

To register for the Dharma Talk on May 13, please follow this link.

Please note that each event will require a separate registration.

Rebecca BradshawMay 13: Evening Dharma Talk via Zoom: Ways of Knowing

May 14-16: Weekend Virtual Retreat: Blessing and Protecting Ourselves With the Dharma

Rebecca Bradshaw, a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society, has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar and teaching since 1993. She completed her dharma teacher training at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, where she is part of the three-month retreat teacher team, leads retreats for young adults, and serves as a member of the diversity committee. Rebecca teaches a body centered approach to meditation, supplemented with large doses of loving kindness. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has been teaching the annual residential Vipassana retreat with the Yellow Springs Dharma Center since 2006. Rebecca will be assisted on this retreat by Candace Cassin and Robert Pryor

Candace Cassin has been practicing Vipassana since 1983. She currently teaches at the Insight Meditation Community of Western MA. She has worked in the disability and hospice fields, and for the past five years has assisted Rebecca on this retreat.    

Robert Pryor was Director of the Antioch Buddhist Studies Program in Bodh Gaya, India from 1979 to 2015. He is a founding member of the Yellow Springs Dharma Center where he has taught Introduction to Meditation classes since 2009.   

Both the Dharma Talk and the weekend retreat are appropriate for those new to meditation as well as those more experienced.

All are welcome to attend either event.

These events are presented in the spirit of Dana or generosity. No charge is made to attend, but donations to Rebecca Bradshaw and the Yellow Springs Dharma Center will be greatly appreciated.

Retreat Schedule May 14 – 16, 2021
Yellow Springs Dharma Center
Virtual Vipassana Retreat with Rebecca Bradshaw

Blessing and Protecting Ourselves with the Dharma

This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for us to connect as community, strengthen our practice of meditation, and reflect on how the dharma can offer us protection during challenging times. Whether you are a beginner or one of our May retreat regulars, we welcome you to participate in a flexible way that works for your schedule.

Friday Evening, May 14

7:00 – 8:15 Retreat Opening, meditation and dharma talk  
8:30 to 9 community sit with chanting of precepts

Saturday, May 15

7:00 to 7:30 community sit
9:00-10:00, meditation and instructions.
10:00 to 10:45, walking meditation indoors or out.
10:45 to 11:15 community sit
11:15 to 12:30 individual practice
12:30 to 2:00 lunch and rest
2:00  walking meditation or qi gong
2:45 community sit
3:15 sharing and/ or groups
4:00 to 4:30 walking
4:30 to 5:15 metta practice
5:15 to 6:45 dinner break and movement
6:45 to 7:30 Dharma talk
7:30-8:15 walking meditation
8:15-8:45 community sit

Sunday Morning, May 16

7:00 to 7:30 community sit
9:00-10:00, meditation and instructions.
10:00 to 10:45, walking meditation indoors or out.
10:45 to 11:15 community sit
11:30-12:30 closing, including community sharing.


Both the Dharma Talk and the Virtual Retreat are offered freely according to the ancient Buddhist tradition of dana which encourages the development of generosity.

To make a donation to Rebecca, you can:
Send a check to PO Box 351, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Or online at
Thru Venmo: Rebecca-Bradshaw-MA, Or Paypal:
Donations for the Yellow Springs Dharma Center may be sent at this link:

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