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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.

A Personal Retreat

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

Insight Meditation Society

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Space Available ~ Retreat Center

In the Footprint of the Buddha, March 2–7, with Marcia Rose & Winnie Nazarko

Cultivating a Wise Heart, March 9–14, with Annie Nugent & Deborah Ratner Helzer
Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness, March 17–22, with Oren J. Sofer & Jill Shepherd

2017 Retreat Center Schedule

Space Available ~ Forest Refuge

2017 Forest Refuge Schedule

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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