Ask an IMS Teacher

Got a question about the Dharma or your meditation practice? Our teachers have answers.

  • How long should I meditate for?
  • What should I do if my mind wanders when I try to meditate?
  • How does the Buddha’s teaching about “dependent origination” relate to my life?
  • What, if anything, did the Buddha have to say about social responsibility/social justice?

No matter one’s level of experience, everyone who meditates struggles with questions about
their practice and about the Buddhist teachings at some point.

Whatever questions you may have, IMS would like to help by connecting you to one of our
experienced meditation teachers. Simply fill out and submit the form below, including your
meditation practice question, and an IMS teacher will email you back with an answer.

(Note: please use this form only to submit practice questions. If you have a question about an
IMS retreat program or, for example, need directions to IMS, please email the Retreat Center
staff at rc[at]