IMS Online Schedule

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May 15, 2022

IMS Mini Retreat: Finding Refuge in Breath and Body

Open to all. This spring, join Devin Berry for a relaxed and expansive exploration of breath and its incredible capacity to create the possibility of transformation. We’ll discover mindfulness of the body through the full expression of breathing and, in the process, cultivate greater openness, compassion, and wisdom. Throughout, we will hold an aspiration to know the direct experience of breath and body as true refuge. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Experienced meditators are also welcome.


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May 23, 2022 (Recurring: Every other Monday at 6:00pm ET)

BIPOC Sangha: A Bi-Weekly Gathering

Open to all self-identified BIPOC only. The BIPOC Sangha is a bi-weekly gathering of practitioners who meditate together and explore the teachings of the Buddha in the light of personal experience. Each weekly gathering includes a short talk, guided meditation, and/or a silent sit for about 30-40 minutes. Some gatherings add a 10-15 minute question and response period to help support the practice.


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June 7, 14 & 21

Ask Joseph: Group Mentorship Program

In this special group mentorship program, IMS co-founder Joseph Goldstein offers support to meditators seeking to unlock the secrets of depth practice. The program offers a rare opportunity to ask questions that may be shared by others and to receive customized instruction while being in community and learning from each other. Each week, Joseph will review pre-submitted questions and respond to as many inquiries as possible while facilitating both individual and collective learning. Sessions will include meditation instructions and short sitting periods. Sessions will be recorded; registrants will have access to the videos for 90 days.


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June 7, 2022 (Recurring: First Tuesday Every Month)

Indigenous Insight: A Monthly Gathering

Open to all self-identified Indigenous peoples only. Beginning January 4, 2022, monthly sessions will bring together Indigenous voices and hearts to explore the Buddha’s teachings through the lens of the Indigenous experience. Each session will feature a short talk, silent or guided meditation, and a Q&A or other opportunity for discussion. Core themes include: Creating community space for dialogue, and for stillness; Stepping out of day-to-day experience to touch the inner space of the heart; Honoring and sharing the practices that unite Indigenous people and those that are unique to a particular view or origin.


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June 11, 2022

IMS Mini Retreat: Equanimity-Balanced, Wise, Liberating

Open to all. Equanimity is seen as a stepping stone to liberation as the practice of equanimity plays a key role in the development of a balanced mind. This full day Mini Retreat will introduce new meditators to equanimity through the four foundations of mindfulness, and offers more experienced practitioners an opportunity to deepen their understanding and experience of the equanimous state. Together, we will cultivate this balanced and beautiful way of being through guided meditations, dharma talks, and gentle reflections. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Experienced meditators are also welcome. This program is offered live and will not be recorded.


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June 16, 2022

IMS Book Club: A Queer Dharma

Open to all. Jacoby Ballard provides an empowering and affirming guide to embodied healing through yoga and the Dharma, grounded in the brilliance, resilience, and lived experiences of queer folks. In A Queer Dharma, Jacoby offers a queer-centered, fully embodied, and equity-rooted practice with meditations, practices, and sequences for processing and healing from trauma individually and in community. He explains concepts like lovingkindness, letting go, compassion, joy, forgiveness, and equanimity through a queer lens, and pairs each with corresponding meditations, practices, and beautiful line drawings of queer bodies. This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live session. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event.


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August 14, 2022

IMS Mini Retreat: Choosing Wisdom

Open to all meditators with at least one year of meditation experience. Through insight meditation, we get to know the qualities of the heart-mind and how to cultivate its highest expression. With skillful and dedicated practice, we may come to recognize moments of choice and opportunity in our lives, and better discern which options may result in freedom, and which paths are likely to lead to additional suffering. This summer, join bruni dávila for a special Mini Retreat exploring the themes of choice and wise selection, and nourish yourself through the support of community and the sharing of the innate qualities of our hearts. This program is offered live and will not be recorded.


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October 23, 2022

IMS Mini Retreat: Wise Attention

Open to practitioners with at least one year of meditation experience. It’s easy to get caught up in the things that happen “to” us, and to judge and evaluate every experience by whether it feels good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. For meditators, we often bring this good/bad binary experience to our cushions, labeling a calm and easy sit as “good,” and an agitated or restless sit as “bad.” When we live like this, we may fail to notice that where we place our attention plays a significant role in shaping our experience. This October, join Rachel Lewis for a day of wise attention practice, and share an experience of yoniso manasikara, or nurturing attention, to investigate how you can use this skillful practice to develop and deepen the beautiful qualities of your own heart and mind. This program is offered live and will not be recorded.


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The Way of the Buddha: Core Teachings of the Dharma Path

Free Audio Program. Open to all. Welcome to The Way of the Buddha, an immersive audio learning experience from IMS Online. For 45 years, IMS has been a leader in Dharma education rooted in the foundational principles of Early Buddhism. Now, for the first time, our teachers offer the profound insights of the Buddha in a comprehensive practice and study program delivered directly to you in your own online practice space. Each module features IMS teachers from many generations and backgrounds who will guide you on the path.


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Lovingkindness in Troubled Times

Free lovingkindness meditation guided practice. At times it seems like goodness may be getting harder and harder to find. In this moment, all around the globe—from Ukraine to Ethiopia, Afghanistan to Myanmar, as well as in the fractured United States—the prevalent expressions of grasping, hatred, and delusion can feel overwhelming. Yet the cultivation of our essential goodness is something we can all prioritize and elevate.  We practice loving-kindness together as a way to explore compassion, the power of love, joy in the happiness of others, and the balance of mind experienced as equanimity. This practice is not a replacement for other actions we undertake as we try to make this a better world; it’s an affirmation of the forces that strengthen us and empower us to keep doing whatever we can in the face of challenge and adversity.