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Evening & Daylong: Meditation and Intimacy

Friday, Sep 20 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Mont Co (map it)

Rewire Your Brain and Open Your Heart

Evening & Daylong Workshop

Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

At the end of our lives, looking back, what will most matter will be the moments of loving presence in our relationships. This workshop investigates what keeps us from intimacy—with our friends, partners, parents, children, and ourselves. We explore meditation practices that nourish self-compassion, cultivate empathic listening, enable us to let in the care of others and to love without holding back. The training includes dharma talks, experiential reflections, journaling and periods for questions and sharing. Please bring paper and pen. You are welcome to come on your own or with a partner.

NOTE: This workshop will be video recorded and made into a online training program that will be available for registration next year. There will be a discount offered to people who want to take the online course and who registered for the live workshop.

Retreat Manager: Janet Merrick

Registration Information

Fees: $125 sponsor

$115 mid

$105 base 

Fees for this workshop includes both Friday evening and the Saturday daylong.

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the Email Us button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: $35 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the Email Us button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please click the Email Us button below with your request at least three weeks before the event.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at midnight the Thursday before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).

CEU's: 8 CEU's for counselors and social workers are available from the Catholic University of America. Sign up at the workshop with a $25 check to NCSSS.