IMS’s Annual Appeal—Generosity in Extraordinary Times

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Now Available—the 2020 IMS Annual Bulletin!

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Mindfulness: The Gateway to Insight Joseph Goldstein & Sharon Salzberg Oct 27-30

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Stability in the Storm: Pre-Election Day Meditation Sit—Sharon Salzberg | Nov 2

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Caregivers Retreat — DaRa Williams, Yong Oh & Dawn Scott | November 5-8

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Women of Color Retreat | November 18-21

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IMS Book Club: Gregory Kramer | A Whole-Life Path — Nov 10, 17, 23

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Refuge in the Midst of the Holidays — Narayan Helen Liebenson | November 28-29

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Online Weekend—Devin Berry, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Matthew Hepburn | December 4-6

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Heartfelt Wisdom with Pascal Auclair, Devin Berry & Devon Hase | December 11-13

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Indigenous Peoples Insight Meditation Weekend | December 18-20

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Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat | Dec 29 - Jan 2

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Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches | January 8-13

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2021 Forest Refuge Schedule Now Available – Applications Welcome

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Home Practice Resources: Daily Online Reflections and Meditations

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Funding Available for People of Color at the Forest Refuge in 2021

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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.