The Four Beautiful Qualities of Heart with Narayan Liebenson | Aug 21-26

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Strengthening the Heart-Mind—Caroline Jones & Bhante Buddharakkhita | Aug 27-31

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The Still Heart of Awareness with Guy & Sally Armstrong | September 1-8

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Discovering Freedom — Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair | Sept 11-13

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Deepening Metta Practice: A Q&A Program with Sharon Salzberg | August 3, 10, 17

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Joseph Goldstein — Deepening Practice | July 30, August 29

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Down to Earth Dharma — Rebecca Bradshaw, Roxanne Dault and Shelly Graf | Oct 2-7

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Mindfulness: The Gateway to Insight Joseph Goldstein & Sharon Salzberg Oct 27-30

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Heartfelt Wisdom with Pascal Auclair, Devin Berry & Devon Hase | December 11-13

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Spring Appeal: Preserve and Protect Our Place of Spiritual Refuge

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George Floyd, and the Dharma of Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Freedom

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On Demand | Mindfulness & Insight Meditation — Kamala Masters & Steve Armstrong

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On Demand | Online Retreat with Akincano and Yuka Nakamura

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On Demand | Grounding in Uncertain Times: Winnie Nazarko & Brian Lesage

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On Demand | Living Dharma: Working with Fear Michael Grady & Nakawe Cuebas

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On Demand | Living the Buddha’s Teachings

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On Demand | Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience with Sharon Salzberg

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Introducing: IMS Online!

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2021 Forest Refuge Schedule Now Available – Applications Welcome

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Home Practice Resources: Daily Online Reflections and Meditations

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An Update on the IMS Response to COVID-19

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A Supportive Refuge for Cultivating Tranquility, Wisdom and Compassion

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Funding Available for People of Color at the Forest Refuge in 2021

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Your Retreat – What to Expect

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Dharma Talks and Meditations

Talks on the practice of meditation are a vital aspect of the IMS retreat experience and help to bring alive the Buddha’s teachings of freedom. At the Retreat Center, teachers offer talks on a daily basis. At the Forest Refuge, talks usually take place twice a week.

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The spirit of generosity guides all aspects of IMS’s vision and operations

Generosity is the first of the ten parami, or qualities of character, that the Buddha taught his students to cultivate. The practice of generosity develops lovingkindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment.