Support IMS's 2022 Annual Appeal!

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Announcing Essential Mindfulness: A 9-Month Online Exploration—Starts January!

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Announcing the 2022 IMS Annual Bulletin.

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Now Live: The 2023 Retreat Center Course Schedule.

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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 2022

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Funding Available for BIPOC at the Forest Refuge in 2022

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

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Join the IMS Book Club!

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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.

Your IMS Retreat—What to Expect

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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.