at St. Luke's Episcopal, (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814)
The Inquiry Intensive: Questions that can Heal and Set You Free
THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE REGISTERED WILL BE REFUNDED ASAP.
"What is the most important question in your life right now?
Discover that, and your journey begins."
The right questions can:
- Help you break through creative blocks
- Heal a broken heart
- Make important decisions
- Solve problems and most importantly
- Point your attention toward your true nature
This is not a classical meditation retreat where you are in silence the whole time and alternating between sitting and walking practices.
This is highly experiential and interactive. In addition to internally-focused practices, through inquiry with a partner and small groups, you'll meet new people in a safe and supportive environment.
You'll also learn:
- How to use intuitive inquiry as a tool for transformation
- Meditation techniques for calming and clear-seeing
- How to use writing as a tool for insight
- Some movement flows and guided relaxations that help shift your brainwave states to more open and intuitive levels of awareness
This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Retreat manager: Bonnie Riley Porter
Teacher biographies can be found on the Teachers webpage.
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.
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).