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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

Liberation of Heart and Mind, May 27 – June 9, with Michele McDonald, Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Your Life Is Your Practice, August 26–28, with Narayan Liebenson & Greg Scharf

Uncovering Innate Freedom, September 2–5, with Anushka Fernandopulle & Pascal Auclair

Freedom and Ease of Being, December 18–22, with Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle, for our LGBTIQ community

2016 Retreat Center Schedule

Space Available ~ Forest Refuge

2016 & 2017 Forest Refuge Schedules

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Front Office Worker

Volunteer Positions

Teen Retreat Working Guests, June 29–July 4

Month-Long Working Guest - June

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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