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A meditation retreat gives us tools for greater tranquility, wisdom and compassion.


Sustain Your Practice

Explore, discover, learn – bring mindfulness and lovingkindness into daily life.


2015 Forest Refuge Schedule

Funding for people of color for longer-term practice in 2014

A Personal Retreat

Our Forest Refuge supports the practice of more experienced meditators, strengthening self-reliance and faith.

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Space Available ~ Retreat Center

LGBTIQ Retreat, September 27, 2014 with Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle Work retreatant opening, 

Living the Buddha's Teachings, December 18–23, 2014 with Annie Nugent

New Year's Retreat, December 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015 with Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee & Akincano

2014 Retreat Center Schedule

Full 2015 Retreat Center Schedule coming early September 2014

Space Available ~ Forest Refuge

2014 & 2015 Teaching Schedules

Volunteer Opportunities

Month-long Working Guest -- October

Buddhist Studies

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

New to Meditation?

What exactly do we teach at IMS? Primarily, we offer instruction and guidance in insight and lovingkindness meditations – practices that help bring genuine happiness to our lives.

"This retreat was needed and the timing was perfect. I gained the insight and the assistance I need to make a difference in my life.”

"I felt safe and cared for and had a remarkable retreat experience."


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