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A meditation retreat gives us tools for greater tranquility, wisdom and compassion.


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Explore, discover, learn – bring mindfulness and lovingkindness into daily life.

A Personal Retreat

Our Forest Refuge supports the practice of more experienced meditators, strengthening self-reliance and faith.

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Space Available ~ Retreat Center

Living the Buddha's Teachings, March 2–9 with Annie Nugent, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Alexis Santos. Listen to Annie's brief description of this course.

Cultivating Discernment, March 19–23 with Chas DiCapua & Winnie Nazarko

The Integration of Love and Wisdom, April 30 – May 8 with Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner Helzer & Mark Nunberg

2016 Retreat Center Schedule

Space Available ~ Forest Refuge

Work Retreats:

  • April 1 – May 1
  • December 10, 2016  January 1, 2017

2016 Forest Refuge Schedule

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What exactly do we teach at IMS? Primarily, we offer instruction and guidance in insight and lovingkindness meditations – practices that help bring genuine happiness to our lives.

"This retreat was needed and the timing was perfect. I gained the insight and the assistance I need to make a difference in my life.”

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