A Supportive Refuge for Cultivating Tranquility, Wisdom and Compassion

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Retiro Residencial en Español

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Am I Ready for the Forest Refuge? Q&A with Oren Jay Sofer

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Generosity as Spiritual Practice: A Q&A with Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein

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Announcing Our Annual Bulletin!

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Reserving Retreat Spaces for People of Color

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Funding Available for People of Color and 18-32 Year Olds in 2020

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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.