Lovingkindness/Metta Retreat as Ceremony—IMS Retreat Center | April 13-17

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Cultivating a Tranquil Heart in Troubled Times—IMS Retreat Center | March 20-24

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New Opportunities to Volunteer at IMS!

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Announcing the 2024 IMS Book Club Lineup!

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Living with the Wisdom of Death—Jeanne Corrigal & Nikki Mirghafori—Starts Feb 6!

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Announcing IMS's 2023 Annual Bulletin!

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IMS's Fall Appeal 2023

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2024 Retreat Center Schedule Now Available!

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2024 Registration for the Forest Refuge Is Now Open!

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The Forest Refuge: Sustained Practice in Deep Silence–A New Video Series

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Now available: "Inside Insight"—A Film About the Founding of IMS

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New Opportunities to Work at IMS—Join Us and Spread the Word

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Funding for BIPOC and 18-32 Year Olds for Longer-Term Practice in 2024

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Funding Available for BIPOC at the Forest Refuge

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BIPOC Sangha — Every Other Monday at 6:00 pm ET

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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.