IMS Online FAQ

The IMS Online Learning Center offers access to our latest IMS Online programs. We built the IMS Online Learning Center after receiving feedback from students and teachers seeking a simple and convenient way to access all of their IMS Online programs in one location. We hope this simplifies your learning journey, makes it easier to access past programs, and offers a greater sense of community via discussion groups and other tools.

Go to and browse the available programs. Click on your desired program, select your sliding scale registration fee, and click “Enroll Now.”

As of October 1, 2021, most new IMS Online programs will only be available in the IMS Online Learning Center. A library of past programs remains available on-demand at until the end of 2023 when they will either be removed or migrated to our current learning center

No. If you previously registered for a program on, that program was available to you on until January 1, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. We have since removed all programs and closed IMS Online’s account on that platform

If you attended an IMS Online retreat between April 2020 and September 2021 and were given access to a private webpage with the Zoom recordings, those pages were active until January 1, 2024 at 12:00 am ET. All programs since September 2021 are available to registrants through the Learning Center for 90 days, after which time they are unpublished. The audio files can be requested during that 90-day window to download for your permanent records, please reach out to IMS Online if you would like access to those files. 

As of October 1, 2021, new on-demand programs have been available in the IMS Online Learning Center. Any On Demand programs before then, that were not migrated over based on programming needs, are no longer available.

Yes. As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature multiple registration fee options, including the opportunity to self-select a low cost scholarship rate. Free programs are offered regularly, and no-fee enrollment for paid programs is available for those who request a fee waiver via email to Our system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and is made possible by our generous donors and those who contribute at the Benefactor level.

To expand access to the Dharma, all new IMS Online programs feature three options assigned to all IMS Online programs: Sustainer Rate, Benefactor Rate, and Scholarship Rate. You no longer need to request a scholarship; simply self-select that rate if it is appropriate for you. IMS Online also offers no-fee enrollment to those who request a no-fee waiver via email. Unfortunately, our automated system is unable to accept offering amounts that are not designated on the sliding scale.

Registration fees support the cost of developing and offering IMS Online programs. We price online programs to make them as financially accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, IMS Online teachers do not receive a portion of the registration fee. “Teacher Dana” contributions help IMS teachers lead a life devoted to the Dharma and to service. At the end of each online program, IMS will send participants an email with a link allowing them to offer a donation to the teachers and assistant teachers. Your gift of teacher dana is so appreciated.

Yes. Once you have access to your program in the IMS Online Learning Center you will be able to make a donation to your teacher(s) if you choose. We thank you for your generosity which allows IMS to be a refuge for all who seek freedom of heart and mind.


No. Program enrollment fees are not tax deductible.

Yes, donations to IMS and donations to teachers are tax deductible subject to normal IRS regulations on charitable giving. Once you are registered for an IMS Online program, you will have the opportunity to donate to your teacher(s) and/or to IMS.

No, but you may request a refund and then register for a new program yourself. First, request a refund for your original program prior to the start of that program. You may request a refund by emailing Then, register online for your new desired program.

Yes. Email to request a refund.