at Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard, (7554 Green Valley Rd., Frederick, MD, 21701)
Slow down, awaken your senses, and come home to this body, breath, heart, and natural world around you through mindfulness meditation practices. This afternoon retreat will include guided sitting, walking, and lying-down meditations, mindful sharing, and movement practices in the rolling hills of Frederick, Maryland.
Please bring what you need to be comfortable for this outdoor offering. Chairs and a few sitting cushions, blankets, and other props will be provided. In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors. This venue is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.
All are welcome. No former experience is required.
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Mindfulness practices
5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Optional wine tasting ($10/person purchase at vineyard)
Article about this Mini-Retreat:
Retreat manager: Linda Naini
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.
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: $15 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).