Insight Meditation Society

Founded in 1975, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) is a 501 (c) (3) religious nonprofit organization. It offers a full yearly schedule of about 30 meditation courses, ranging in duration from a weekend to three months. In addition to the insight and lovingkindness meditation courses, a range of diverse retreats is also taught a people of color retreat, a course for teens (aged 14-19), a young adults retreat (for 18-32 year olds), a womens retreat and a course for families, designed to integrate meditation into daily life. All courses are led by recognized insight meditation teachers from around the world.

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My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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