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In the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, women have gathered together on this annual retreat for more than 25 years, creating a powerful sense of community that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. There are daily talks, instructions, guided lovingkindness practice and meetings with the teachers. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
An optional daily period of yoga will be offered by Sarah Stroud and Susa Talan.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
As IMS’s project to build a new dormitory and to renovate the Catskills continues, there may be a modest amount of noise. At this point, however, work is primarily indoors. Sounds during construction hours (usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm) are minimal and largely contained.
In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any noise is further reduced by an air circulation and conditioning system that allows fresh air to move around without opening the windows.
The teachers at IMS decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that these particular conditions can be met with the equanimity and grace with which we meet a range of conditions in our lives.
All of us at IMS look forward to supporting you on retreat.