Exploring the Heart of Freedom—A New IMS/BCBS Intensive Study & Practice Program

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Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Leading to Liberation | August 5-9

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

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Reopening News from IMS!

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2021 Spring Appeal—Help IMS Prepare to Reopen this Fall!

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The Way of the Buddha—A New Learning Experience from IMS Online!

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

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Now Available—the 2020 IMS Annual Bulletin!

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BIPOC Sangha Online Weekly Sitting Group — Mondays, 6:00-7:00 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.