IMS is pleased to share four new and enriching opportunities to study and practice with extraordinary teachers and each other. Information on additional future retreats — including a new online Teen Retreat and new online People of Color Retreat — will be offered shortly. For now, please consider signing up today for one of these online experiences:
Metta: An Online Lovingkindness Retreat with Sharon Salzberg, Oren Jay Sofer, Anushka Fernandopulle & Jean Esther
Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. Metta meditation cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart and is traditionally offered along with other meditations that enrich compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. Cost is sliding scale and scholarships are available. For more information and to register, click here.
Introduction to Meditation: De-Confining the Heart (While Staying Home) with Pascal Auclair
For thousands of years, people have used meditation as a way to remain anchored and steady amid life’s chaos and uncertainty. In just one hour per day, this course will explore, in words and practices, the different aspects of meditative presence—mindfulness of body, of mind, and of heart. From the comfort of home, you will discover how mindfulness can help you: be with things as they truly are; be balanced in meeting your experiences, good and bad; and resonate with this precious life, however changing, fragile, and unstable it may be. Cost is sliding scale and scholarships are available.For more information and to register, click here.
May 15 – July 24
The Foundations of Mindfulness with Bhikkhu Anālayo
Discover the most profound meaning and applications of mindfulness, the foundation of true happiness. Offered in partnership with Wisdom Publications, this course provides both spiritual depth and intellectual rigor. Renowned scholar and monastic Bhikkhu Anālayo will be joined by Judson Brewer, Bonnie Duran, Diego Hangartner, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sara Lazar, Nikki Mirghafori, & Nirbhay N. Singh for an exceptional learning experience that will help you develop a profound understanding of the mind and reality itself. All scholarships for this run of the course have been awarded. For more information and to register, click here.
Living the Buddha’s Teachings with Annie Nugent, Deborah Helzer, and Devin Berry
A wellspring of joy arises when we realize the scope of the Buddha’s teachings and their impact on our relationships and activities. This retreat is an invitation to explore the core teaching of mindfulness and how it supports the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. With practice, we come to interact with our world with an ease of mind and understanding, especially amidst the fullness and vibrancy of everyday life. Cost is sliding scale and scholarships are available. For more information and to register, click here.
On Demand — Participate at your own pace for 30 days!
Shelter for the Heart and Mind | Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg, with Jozen Tamori Gibson
At this extraordinary moment when so many are sheltering in place and holding their breath, IMS co-founders Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg come together to offer teachings to help uplift and inspire. They invite you to join this very special program, designed to offer shelter for the hearts and minds of all. For more information and to register, click here.