IMS's Forest Refuge program supports experienced meditators in sustained, longer-term retreat practice. Please review the retreat guidelines before proceeding.
An intensive silent personal retreat can be a positive and life-transforming experience. At the same time, the meditation practice can be strenuous and requires some stability of physical and psychological health. If you have recently experienced considerable trauma, significant depression or anxiety, or are currently experiencing strong PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), a silent personal retreat may not be appropriate for you at this time in your life. Shorter, more structured retreats or daily life practice may be more beneficial meanwhile. To help you assess this, we urge you to discuss your situation with a therapist. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Please submit your application. Provided you have answered all the questions, a Confirmation Code should immediately appear on your screen. If no code number appears, your application did not go through. Please check that you have completed the form correctly and disabled all script blockers, and submit it again. If you have any questions, contact the Forest Refuge by calling 978-355-2063 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.