Below is Marjolein’s calendar for online as well as in-person events in English.

Scroll down to see a description of all events and retreats:
◾️ Tuesday Sit @ IMC – Online
◾️ Tuesday and Friday Sits @ IMCR – In-Person and Online
◾️ Open Awareness Daylong Retreat – August 2024 – Online
◾️ Inisght Meditation Retreat “The Path of Insight” in Virginia – September 2024 – In Person​
◾️ Insight Meditation Retreat “Natural Awareness” in California – January 2025 – In Person
◾️ Inisght Meditation LGBTQIA+ Retreat in California – January 2025 – In Person​

@ Insight Meditation Center

Marjolein teaches:

  • Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:45 PM (ET), 9:30 – 10:45 AM (PT): Aug 6 and 13, Sept 10 and 17, 2024.

Zoomlink can be found on the IMC calendar.

@ Insight Meditation Community of Richmond (IMCR)

Location: Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, 3411 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221. 
(Google Maps).

Marjolein teaches:

  • Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (ET): June 25, July 2 en 30, Aug 6, 13 and 27, 2024.
  • Fridays, 5:45 – 7:30 PM (ET): June 28, July 5, August 16 and 30, 2024.
You can drop in at the beginning of the session. You can also join online. Email IMCR for the Zoom link.
 
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* On Tuesdays and Fridays not listed here the group is peer led or led by a guest teacher.

@ Bright Dharma

“Natural Awareness Retreat”
A dana (donation) based retreat.

Location: Online via Zoom
Teacher:
Marjolein Janssen
Date: Sunday August 11, 2024
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM (EST) / 7 AM – 1 PM (PST) / 4 PM – 10 PM (CET)
Suggested Donation: $15 – $150. All are welcome, no donation required. You donations support to allow Marjolein to continue offering these teachings. Please give as feels appropriate and generous for you. Please delight in your generosity and know that the dharma continues to be offered to you and others through our collective acts of sharing. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, we delve into mindfulness, curiosity, and receptivity. Let us gently shift our focus from striving for specific outcomes to welcoming the richness of each moment as it unfolds. Through cultivating open awareness, we invite ourselves to intimately connect with the present, acknowledging its joys and challenges with equanimity.

You have to play, play with awareness and the mind. Then it becomes very interesting. Use your know-how and wit. If meditation feels like a responsibility, it’ll just be a burden. Create your world. It’s a game called Master Mind.” ~ Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Registration: fill out the form.

◾️ Inisght Meditation Retreat "The Path of Insight" in Virginia - Sept 2024 - In Person

@ Richmond Hill, Richmond (VA)
Sponsored by IMC and the Insight Meditation Community of Richmond (VA)

“The Path of Insight”

A dana (donation) based retreat:  This retreat is offered freely, as gifts to those who attend—there is no cost. Donations by those who attend make it possible to pass this gift forward to others who want to attend these freely offered retreats.

Location: Richmond Hill, Richmond (VA)
Teacher: Marjolein Janssen
Dates: Sept 4 – 8, 2024.

Description
We are delighted to hold our Fall Retreat at the Richmond Hill Retreat Center (RHRC), an urban oasis, located in the heart of historic Richmond, Virginia. Nestled atop Church Hill, the city’s highest point, Richmond Hill offers a serene sanctuary within the bustling urban landscape.

During our retreat at RHRC, we’ll be practicing sitting and walking meditation. There will also be meditation instructions, Dharma talks and a chance to discuss your practice with the teacher. The retreat is suitable for beginning as well as experienced meditators. Beginners are asked to familiarize themselves with Vipassana meditation on the page for beginners on our website.

At the heart of our exploration during this retreat lies the Satipatthana Sutta, a cornerstone teaching attributed to the Buddha. This profound discourse outlines the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, guiding us to cultivate a deep awareness of the body, feeling tones, mind, and phenomena.

More information and registration: imcrva.org

◾️ Insight Meditation Retreat "Natural Awareness" in California - Jan 2025 - In Person

@ Hidden Villa, Los Altos (CA)
Sponsored by IMC

“Natural Awareness”

A dana (donation) based retreat:  This retreat is offered freely, as gifts to those who attend—there is no cost. Donations by those who attend make it possible to pass this gift forward to others who want to attend these freely offered retreats.

Location: Hidden Villa, Los Altos (CA)
Teachers: Marjolein Janssen and Ari Crellin-Quick
Dates: January 7 – 11, 2025

Description
Please join us for a 5-day silent retreat focusing on the cultivation of natural awareness, relaxation and skillful understanding of our moment-to-moment experience. This retreat will be offered in the teaching style of meditation master Sayadaw U Tejaniya, who emphasizes approaching meditation with relaxed interest and allowing experience to be known in a simple way as it unfolds naturally. There will be alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. There will be daily instructions, reflections and group practice discussions, offered by the teachers.

Simple vegetarian meals will be provided. The accommodations include rustic yet cozy dormitory-style cabins, with the option to set up your own tent on a platform for those who prefer to camp. Full shared bathrooms are in a separate building. The property is set in a wooded area adjacent to a community garden and petting zoo, with nearby hiking trails. There is also the option to commute to this retreat; if you’d like to make use of this option, please indicate this on the registration form.

Registration opens August 1st. More information on the Insight Retreat Center’s website. Or email: retreats@brightdharma.nl.

◾️ Inisght Meditation LGBTQIA+ Retreat in California - Jan 2025 - In Person

@ Insight Retreat Center, Scotts Valley (CA)

A dana (donation) based retreat:  This retreat is offered freely, as gifts to those who attend—there is no cost. Donations by those who attend make it possible to pass this gift forward to others who want to attend these freely offered retreats.

Location: Insight Retreat Center, Scotts Valley (CA)
Teachers: bruni dávila and Marjolein Janssen
Dates: January 12 – 19, 2025

Description
A silent mindfulness retreat for the LGBTQIA+ community. This is an opportunity to come together in the safety of community, embracing all of ourselves, as we cultivate the wholesome and loving qualities of our hearts and minds. There will be alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks and practice discussion meetings with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who self-identify as LGBTQIA+.

Registration opens September 12th. More information on the Insight Retreat Center’s website.

Person Meditating