August 29, 2019

Funding Available for Black, Indigenous & People of Color at the Forest Refuge in 2022

Thanks to generous donations, funding is again available to support a number of experienced BIPOC meditators who wish to undertake longer-term practice at the Forest Refuge in 2022. This is in addition to our ongoing program of financial assistance, which annually supports about a third of our retreatants.

This opportunity forms part of our broader vision to develop more leaders of color within our North American insight community.

For BIPOC meditators who are unable to afford IMS’s usual fees, we are offering a reduced rate for one month of personal retreat. Fees are on a You Choose basis. This means you can establish the rate you are able to pay, at or above $20 per night. (If paying more than $20 per night is possible, it will allow additional yogis to receive support.)

Before you apply to sit at the Forest Refuge, please make sure you meet the application requirements. We expect that candidates have participated in at least one six-week structured and teacher-led insight meditation retreat, or six similar one-week retreats.

Since our funds are limited, we will be awarding spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible. If you are interested, please email fr@dharma.org or call 978-355-2063 to indicate interest in applying, as a BIPOC experienced meditator, for a period of retreat during 2022 at this You Choose rate.