Due to COVID-19, the Forest Refuge and Retreat Center will remain closed through the end of March 2021. For more information, visit IMS’s Response to COVID-19, and to explore online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page.
IMS’s Forest Refuge program supports experienced meditators in sustained, longer-term retreat practice. A personal retreat, under the guidance of the following teachers, helps strengthen practice faith, confidence and self-reliance.
- A self-sustaining practice is necessary to undertake a Forest Refuge retreat.
- The teaching schedule may change without notice. It is our intention that retreatants will have the opportunity to practice with a variety of experienced and well-qualified insight meditation teachers.
- When retreat space is limited, priority will be given to those applying for longer stays.
- Before you apply, please make sure you meet the Forest Refuge 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.