September 2020 Update
We will announce the 2021 Retreat Center schedule in October, as we continue to assess conditions with COVID-19 to determine when we can safely welcome retreatants back to campus. For more information on our temporary closure in 2020, visit IMS’s Response to COVID-19, and to explore online retreat options, please visit the IMS Online page.
Our Retreat Center courses offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. Retreats range from a weekend to three months – most are suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Please click on a course title below for a full description and to register.
IMS retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. At the Retreat Center, fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer donations to the teachers at the end of each retreat.