Spaces still available!
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
All You Choose fee spaces for ages 18-26 have been filled.
A limited number of Fellowships for Educators are available for this retreat. See Fellowships Available for more information.
All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep learning and liberating wisdom. This silent retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will support the process of awakening by encouraging continuity of awareness and open-hearted exploration of all that arises throughout the day. Emphasis will be on developing a wise and compassionate attitude in mindfulness practice, as well as nurturing a spirit of inquiry.
A Message from IMS’s Guiding Teachers
Work on expanding and improving IMS’s Retreat Center dining room is scheduled to start in April or May 2015 and to continue through late August.
Inevitably, this will result in construction and machinery noise. However, this will not be sustained and will mostly take place outdoors during regular construction hours, usually Monday – Friday, 7:00am–4:00pm. Toward the end of the project, there will be some indoor work, but this will be planned for between courses.
To help minimize the impact of the noise, windows in our Retreat Center meditation hall will be kept closed. (The air circulation and conditioning system there allows fresh air to move around very well, without opening windows.)
We have decided to continue offering retreats throughout this building period, knowing that conditions for practice are rarely perfect. We trust that this construction endeavor 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.