Insight Retreat Center

Insight Retreat Center
1906 Glen Canyon Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Guiding teacher(s) is a retreat teacher

Teacher/s Name/s: 

Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella

Sangha Offerings: 

Residential retreats (longer than 1 day)
Sutta study or other Buddhist study
Socially engaged Buddhism/community service
Web-based resources (MP3s, readings, etc)

Sangha Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

(831) 440-8858

Sangha Description: 

Insight Retreat Center is part of the Insight Meditation Center guided by Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella.

Having our own retreat center allows us the flexibility to provide a variety of residential programs:

  • Weekend retreats for beginners or working householders
  • 7-14 day retreats (or longer) offered by Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and guest teachers
  • Study retreats in partnership with the Sati Center
  • Opportunities for training and service both on retreat and in daily life.

We believe that a small, local, intimate center will enable us to sustain our commitment to a dana and volunteer-based culture, while offering us a unique way to deepen our practice. All of IRC's retreats are offered freely, with no charge for room and board. IRC is supported by donations, volunteers, participants, and other gifts of generosity, allowing us to continue to offer our retreats freely without cost and to teach the Dharma in a field of goodwill.