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

Open to all. There is still time to join this landmark program from the teachers of IMS. 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. 


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October 1, 2021

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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October 3, 2021

IMS Mini Retreat: Mindfulness - Meeting Reality with a Balanced Mind

Open to all. Mindfulness treats everything equally. It offers a place of grounding in the truth of each moment. With practice, we learn to navigate the ups and down of life with clarity, coherence and balance. With mindfulness as a compass, we can fully discover the stillness present in each moment and meet reality fully and skillfully.


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October 8 & 9, 2021

A Direct Path to Happiness: Patience & Generosity as the Antidote to Modern Challenges

Open to all. The Buddha identified ten qualities of character that were necessary for the development of an awakened life. Today, the cultivation of these ten virtues is more important than ever. This October, join Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg for a special event exploring these ten virtues with a particular focus on the uplifting qualities of patience and generosity. Together, Sylvia, Sharon, and the community of attendees will explore the qualities of patience and generosity through dialogue, sitting and walking meditation, and question and answer sessions.


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October 30, 2021

IMS Mini Retreat: Joy & Happiness in Mindfulness of Breathing

Open to all. Joy and happiness in our practice are like the favorable winds for sailboats that propel them in the desired direction. In the “Mindfulness of Breathing” discourse (Anapanasati) we are given specific instructions on how to arrive at joy and happiness, and how to cultivate them in order to move towards knowledge and liberation. In this half-day retreat we will explore the arising of joy and happiness, and the nurturing of these states once present. We will do this through guided and silent meditations, a dharma talk, dialogue, and participatory exercises.


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November 4, 11, 18, 2021

Joseph Goldstein: The Mentorship Program

Open to all. In this special mentorship program, IMS co-founder Joseph Goldstein offers individual and group support to meditators seeking to unlock the secrets of depth practice. The mentorship offers a rare opportunity to ask questions and receive customized instruction. 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. All are welcome to join this unique mentorship opportunity with one of the leading teachers of our time. Sessions will be recorded for those interested in attending via on-demand replay.