This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded
On this silent retreat, suitable for all, we will bring a relaxed yet alert continuity of awareness to the stillness of sitting meditation, as well as an increased attention to our general activities. When supported by the Buddha’s teachings on Right View, this balance of gentle yet energized attention to the direct experience of the mind and body is a powerful foundation for deep insights to arise, transforming our relationship to life. In time, this wisdom becomes easily accessible, even in the midst of our daily activities, and we develop an enduring sense of well-being in every situation.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Inevitably, there is construction and machinery noise as IMS’s project to renovate the Catskills continues. The noise, however, will not be sustained and will mostly take place during regular construction hours (usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm.)
In the Retreat Center meditation hall, the impact of any renovation 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.