IMS Online Schedule

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Every Monday (Recurring)

BIPOC Sangha: A Weekly Gathering

Open to all self-identified BIPOC only. The BIPOC Sangha is a 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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Every Month (Recurring throughout 2021)

The Way Of The Buddha: Core Teachings On The Dharma Path

Registration closes December 15, 2021. Open to all. Inspired by IMS co-founder Sharon Salzberg, The Way Of The Buddha explores the core teachings of the Buddhist path including: One Dharma, The Two Aspects of Truth, The Three Jewels, The Four Noble Truths, The Five Precepts, and so much more. Join for the full year to experience the comprehensive course curriculum, or sign up for the monthly topics that interest you most. Please note: This program will be available for live and on-demand viewing until January 31, 2022. We encourage all participants to catch up on any program sessions of interest before the program completes.


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Available On-Demand

Mindfully Confronting Racism: The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Open to all. What do the teachings and practices of Buddhism offer us as we explore notions of self and confront and grapple with contemporary racism and its consequences? Join Rhonda V. Magee and Buddhist scholar Bhikkhu Anālayo as they reflect on Magee’s book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness. Through dialogue and heart-based reflection, we will examine the inner and outer work of transformation through the lens of Buddhism and its relationship to contemporary social issues.


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January 10, 2022

IMS Book Club: Real Change

Open to all. This January, join IMS and Sharon Salzberg as we celebrate the paperback release of Real Change, Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. To mark the occasion, the IMS Book Club will host a one-night-only event with Sharon to discuss her book, which provides a roadmap for engaging in challenging times with clarity, calm, and heartfulness. In Real Change, Sharon teaches that meditation is not a replacement for taking action, but rather a way to practice generosity with ourselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that’s bigger than ourselves, and build energy to stay fully engaged with our lives.


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January 25, 2022

IMS Book Club: The Zen of Therapy

Open to all. Both meditation and psychotherapy encourage a willingness to face life’s difficulties with courage. In The Zen of Therapy, Dr. Epstein reflects on selected sessions with his patients and observes how, in the unfolding details of a given hour, his Buddhist background influences the way he works. This glimpse inside his office emphasizes how therapy, an element of Western medicine, can be considered a two-person meditation. Coming in January, join Mark for a discussion about this dynamic and how it can help patients uncover hidden kindness in all aspects of life.


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February 8, 15 & 22, 2022

IMS Book Club: The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Open to all. Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda V. Magee teaches that the work of racial justice begins within ourselves. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Rhonda’s hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world. Join IMS and Rhonda V. Magee this February for an important dialogue on the inner work of racial justice, and learn how mindfulness may help us—individually and collectively—heal and transform.