(January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015)
During 2015, there were 265 days of teacher-led courses offered at the Retreat Center, and 365 days for personal retreats offered at the Forest Refuge. A total of 54 teachers, including 1 monk and 2 nuns from the ordained sangha, plus 17 assistants taught the Buddha’s priceless teachings throughout this period. Retreat highlights included:
2,964 individuals participated in retreats at IMS during 2015. Some sat more than one retreat yielding a total of 3,317 registrations. Pertinent information about those who sat at IMS is a follows:
Financial results of operations
Total operating expenses for the year (net of depreciation and investment fees) were $4,202,159. Revenues from registrations for retreats covered 56% of our expenses; the rest came from donations and investment income. Clearly, IMS continues to rely heavily on donations to keep rates affordable and to sustain operations.
The following revenue and expense information is derived from our audited financial statement.
Operating revenue (not including investment income)
Operating expenses (net of depreciation and investment fees)
* Includes donations received for and paid to teachers.
** The operational deficit was covered by the budgeted investment draw.
Please direct any feedback to Executive Director Inger Forland at firstname.lastname@example.org.