Fall Weeklong/ Weekend Retreat
Friday, Nov 2
Pearlstone Retreat Center
, Baltimore (map it
Intimacy with Life
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.
Weekend dates: October 26-28.
Vipassana, or Buddhist meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day by Jonathan Foust.
Weekend Retreat: Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday 10/26; retreat ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday 10/28.
Weeklong Retreat: Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday 10/26; retreat ends at 12 noon on Friday 11/2 with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
Please make your travel arrangements accordingly. We coordinate carpools to and from the retreat as a courtesy; if we are unable to find you a ride, it is ultimately your responsibility to find transportation to and from the retreat.
Teacher bios: Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Luisa Montero-Diaz and Pat Coffey.
Retreat Managers: La Sarmiento, <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Janet Merrick
Please log on to IMCW's website and register on the October 26 webpage.
$1250 single w/ private bath (LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ONLY -- please contact retreat manager before registering to see if you qualify).
$980 double w/ private bath
$880 multi-occupancy (2-4 yogis/room) w/ shared bath
No singles w/ private bath available
$300 Double w/ private bath
$270 Multi (2-4 yogis/room) w/ shared bath
Note: Registering does not automatically guarantee a space at the retreat. The retreat managers will review the available rooms and email you if you are confirmed for the retreat. Please do not make travel plans until you have received your confirmation.
50% deposit required: You have the option of paying the full fee upfront or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat, with balance due upon arrival.
Dana: In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachers and retreat managers receive no payment. The above cost covers room & board only. Donations offered by students at the end of the retreat are appreciated and support the teachers and retreat managers in continuing to make the teachings available to all. Dana offerings are tax-deductible.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please submit the Scholarship Application (find here) to Anne Adams Green, Office Administrator, before registering. Once approved for a scholarship, you will be emailed a scholarship code to include with your registration. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.
IMCW Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than four weeks before the start of the retreat, your deposit will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel between two and four weeks before the retreat and if we are able to fill your space, the administrative fee will be $100 and the balance will be refunded.
We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days before the retreat as IMCW is committed to paying the full cost of your room. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early. You have the option to receive a refund check or to offer the balance of the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to the IMCW Scholarship Fund. Please click the "Email Us" button below to specify your preferences. Click the "My Events" link at the top of any webpage to view your registration and cancel it.
Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the retreat manager with your request at least three weeks before the event.
Please note: If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support beyond our scheduled meetings with teachers, the retreat format may not be a good match at this time. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the retreat manager listed.