A supportive refuge for cultivating tranquility, wisdom and compassion

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IMS Spring Appeal – Our New Teacher Village

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Diversity & the Dharma: A New Video Series Explores IMS's Diversity Work

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Forest Refuge 2020 Schedule Now Open!

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A Deeper Dive: Bill & Susan Morgan's 4-Year Silent Retreat at the Forest Refuge

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“Theravada” or “Early Buddhism”? Reflections on IMS's Roots

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Retreat Center

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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.