December 16, 2021

Ways To Make A Difference

Throughout another challenging year, IMS has been a source of comfort and inspiration for many. Together, we can alleviate suffering and help people thrive as we enter the new year.

There are many ways to support IMS. Gifts of resources, efforts, and time all strengthen our mission to serve as a spiritual refuge where all are welcomed and nourished by the Dharma.


Donate online to make an immediate impact in support of IMS’s mission. Any gift, no matter how big or small, helps bring more compassion and kindness into the world.

Give stock. Did you know that gifts of appreciated securities can make your contribution go further? You will receive the full market value of the stock as a charitable deduction and avoid a capital gain tax. Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution. If you’re 70.5 or older, you can make tax-free gifts from your IRA to IMS. A qualified charitable distribution from your IRA will count toward your minimum distribution requirement and can be a tax-savvy way to support IMS. Initiate your 2021 gift now to ensure it reaches IMS before the end of the year.
Double your impact. See if your employer matches charitable contributions. Some will even triple your gift! Donate through a Donor Advised Fund. Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are an increasingly popular charitable giving vehicle. If you hold a DAF account, please consider recommending IMS for a grant.


Share wisdom and compassion every day by joining our Sustaining the Sangha program.

Create a legacy with IMS. Giving a gift in your will is a powerful commitment to share the Dharma with future generations. You can use our free online tool to create your will today.

Stay connected.
Follow us on Facebook,Instagram,and Twitter for the latest updates and unique content. Share IMS with your networks to grow the seeds of compassion and awareness.

If you shop at and designate Insight Meditation Society as your charity, Amazon will make a donation to IMS at no cost to you.

Since its founding, IMS has relied on the kindness and generosity of volunteers who bring a host of skills and talents that help sustain our centers. Currently, we have openings for service retreats at the Retreat Center and Forest Refuge and look forward to sharing more volunteer opportunities once conditions allow.

Give the gift of the Dharma.
An IMS gift certificate is a wonderful way to support friends or family members wishing to practice meditation.

Thank you for helping spread awareness and offering your support so that more people experience the transformational power of this practice. Your generosity and compassion are beautiful gifts to a world in need.