at St. Luke's Episcopal, (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814)
A Meditative Journey:
Mindful Movement, Meditation and Deep Relaxation
Why did the Buddha emphasize mindfulness of the body as the primary foundation of practice?
The body lives only in the here and now. As you train your attention to rest in your senses you learn how to be present to whatever arises.
You can’t make a state of inner quiet happen, but you can create an optimal environment through conscious movement and breathing. Through the day you’ll learn movement sequences that help to release deep-seated tension and help to draw your awareness inward. Two deep guided body scan experiences help to cultivate a sense of ease and integration.
This venue is handicapped accessible.
No prior experience of yoga or meditation is required. If you do have extensive experience, you’ll find the guidance spacious and inviting.
Come and explore relaxation as a doorway to presence.
IMCW Retreats and Workshops
IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.
A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.
Retreat manager: Bonnie Riley Porter
Teacher biographies can be found on the Teacher webpage.
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance.
Fees: Base $75, Mid $85, Sponsor $95
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 "Contact 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 "Contact 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: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form. Thank you.
Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).