Ims Support Giving

IMS Support

Every day, IMS cares for its retreatants, teachers, staff, facilities and grounds. The income that’s needed to successfully operate our Retreat Center and Forest Refuge programs comes from two sources – course fees and donations. Since we try to keep our retreat fees as affordable for as many people as possible, revenue from this stream usually covers just half of our expenses.

This means that we must rely on the generosity of our community to balance our budget and to operate our centers in a sustainable way.

There are two ways to help IMS do this:

Whenever you are inspired to offer a donation, you join a community directly engaged in alleviating suffering and bringing greater wisdom and compassion into the world.

Workplace Matching Gifts: If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to increase the value of your contribution. If you have given a one-time gift or monthly gifts this calendar year, it may be eligible for your company to match. Please check with your human resources department.

If you have questions, please call 978-355-4378 ext. 230 or

Donate Now

Note: In addition to the credit card payment options listed on the Donate Now page, linked to above, you may also donate with a check made payable to the Insight Meditation Society. Checks may be sent to:

Insight Meditation Society
ATTN: Development
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005

Amazon customers! IMS is now a charity listed with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to IMS. Click here for more information.

Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.

The Buddha