at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Tenleytown, Washington DC, 20016)
FULL DAY attendance (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) with lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
AFTERNOON SESSION (1:30–4:30 p.m.)
Join us at the Center for Mindful Living, a sanctuary in the city, for a day (or half-day) of silent practice. Whether you’ve been meditating for years or just beginning, this time together in sangha (community) will be an opportunity to deepen your practice by coming into silence through sitting and walking mediation. If this is your first silent retreat you might find this link on the IMCW website helpful:
What to Expect on a Retreat
Although there will be a short dharma (teaching) talk at the start of the morning and afternoon session, the day will be in silence. Wear comfortable clothing and please remember this is a fragrance free event. There are a limited number of cushions available (lots of chairs) so please feel free to bring your own gear.
This venue is not accessible for the mobility impaired.
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: Gene Kijowski
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance. Please complete a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!
Fees: This retreat is offered freely. There will be an opportunity during the day to offer dana (a donation) to support the teacher and venue.
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).