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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.

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Openings

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

Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds, July 27 – August 3, with Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas DiCapua, JoAnna Harper & Alex Haley

2017 Retreat Center Schedule

Space Available ~ Forest Refuge

2017 Forest Refuge Schedule

The 2018 Forest Refuge Schedule will be available the first week of April 2017.

Job Openings

Housekeeper

Communications Specialist

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."

 

Our Commitment

As the US and the world face significant challenges and upheaval, IMS affirms its commitment to providing a spiritual refuge, where everyone who comes to practice at our centers feels welcomed, honored and included.
 
We dedicate ourselves to the Buddha’s teachings that hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone, and remain steadfast in upholding non-harming and nonviolence as the pillars of compassionate action. 
 
Never has our meditation practice provided a more important foundation for wise engagement. We counter the destructive forces of greed, hatred and delusion by cultivating friendliness, joy, generosity and peace. These are boundless qualities that inspire our vision and deepen our resilience. They include all, and prompt action that can offer safety and protection for anyone whose race, skin color, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion or immigration status puts them at risk. 
 
May oppression and division, and all their causes, be dispelled. May the force of kindness and the power of our collective commitment to justice, inclusiveness and awakening serve all.