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Monastic Resources

IMI would like to make available resources to members of its community on a variety of topics that are of interest in our lives as monastics.  The links below will direct you to information on a wide variety of topics.

Financial, Medical Care and Housing Resources

After extensive interviewing of members of IMI in the United States, several resources of information that may be helpful were developed.  Interviews and research is being conducted in other regions and information will be provided as it becomes available.

Retirement and Financial Assistance

Generally, there are two programs available for residents of the United States, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

  • Retirement and Financial Assistance [USA]

Medical Care Coverage

Effective January 1, 2014 all Americans, including permanent residents, are required to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

  • Medical Care Coverage [USA]


Within the United States, housing programs vary state by state and even within the state by local area. Most options relate to Senior Housing or Low Income Housing programs which are alternatives.

Life Care Documents

Not only is it important to develop our practice on impermanence, but also a pragmatic approach is necessary to ensure that life, aging, dying and death considerations are in place.  Certain documents are integral in our care when we are not in a capacity to make decisions or also are important for those who must make decisions on our behalf.

Advanced Health Care Directive

An Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) is a document that instructs others about your care should you be unable to make decisions on your own. It only becomes effective under the circumstances delineated in the document. .

  • Advanced Health Care Directive [USA]

Five Wishes Document

The Five Wishes document is a supplemental document that is important in communicating our wishes and supporting our religious  beliefs in our care and at the time of death

  • Five Wishes Document [USA]

Making a Will

Even with good intentions and few belongs, things can get complicated without a will. A simple will is an important document  and not so difficult to put into place.

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

The durable financial power of attorney is a simple way to arrange for someone to handle your finances.

  • Durable Power of Attorney [USA]

Monastic Robes

Information on monastic robes and how to sew them is available for our members to share.

Information on the Sewing of Monastic Robes

In addition to instructions, sewing patterns are provided for the robes worn by monastics..

If you have questions on any of these resources, please feel free to contact