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IMCW News

This blog contains announcements, insights and articles from the Insight Meditation Community of Washington

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About the Pearlstone Retreat Center

The Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center is a beautiful Jewish retreat center and farm nestled on 160 rural acres just outside of Baltimore, MD. We've found the staff to be warm and welcoming, the accommodations to be very comfortable and the grounds to be peaceful...
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What to Expect at a Meditation Class

Create a space in your life for regular mediation practice. Insight meditation classes are offered weekly, biweekly or monthly by over 50 IMCW teachers in D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia. IMCW welcomes people from all walks of life. The IMCW sangha (community) is about working to create a Buddhist life of belonging, safety, and generosity towards each other—it’s about having a spiritual home.
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What to Expect on a Retreat

Making the decision to enter an extended period of silence with others doing the same—whether it’s for one day, three, or longer—is a powerful commitment to yourself, your practice, and your life. In order to make the most of this precious time, it can be useful (especially if it’s your first time) to know what you might find once you’re there, and what to bring along with you—including attitudes and expectations.