Insight Meditation Society

1230 Pleasant St
Barre MA  01005

Phone: (978) 355-4378

Insight Meditation Society

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Theravada Buddhist teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom.

IMS operates two adjacent retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge. Both are set on some 200 secluded wooded acres, located in the quiet countryside of central Massachusetts.

The Retreat Center has offered structured meditation courses for new and experienced meditators for over 30 years. Retreats range in duration from a weekend to three months.

The Forest Refuge is specifically designed to support the practice of more experienced meditators. Its program encourages the exploration of sustained, longer-term personal retreats.

IMS is a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. We offer meditation retreats rooted in the Theravada Buddhist teachings of ethics, concentration and wisdom. These practices help develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving r

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Founded: 1975

Categories: Alternative & Holistic Health, Non-Profit Organization, Organization




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Insight Meditation Society Metta Retreat

Insight Meditation Society Metta Retreat
01:00 pm - 05/16/2018

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Sharon’s annual Metta Retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA is now open for registration. Due to popular demand, the retreat registration is a lottery....

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