In May, the first cohort of the IMS Teacher Training Program completes its four-year training. IMS congratulates these twenty teachers for their dedication and achievements, and will continue to support them as they carry the collective wisdom of their varied life experiences and perspectives into insight meditation communities throughout the world. We also want to offer deep gratitude to the donors whose generosity made this program possible. With 75% of the participants identifying as persons of color, this program marks a significant milestone in IMS’s efforts to foster a more diverse and inclusive community of retreat teachers and meditators.
Below is a gallery of photos of Teacher Training Program participants and teachers over the past four years.