at St. Luke's Episcopal, (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814)
Cultivating True Nourishment: Mindful Eating and Living
This daylong retreat is designed to guide you back home to the wellsprings of nourishment inside of you. Through mindfulness practices, meditation, inquiry, lovingkindness, self-compassion, gentle movement and mindful eating practices, guest teacher Andrea Lieberstein will teach you skills to navigate cravings and habits, however subtle, that lead you to seek nourishment outside of yourself through food or other means that do not truly fulfill.
You’ll learn science-based mindful eating practices to experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. We will explore what true nourishment is, how to abide in true nourishment regardless of the circumstance and finally, be introduced to the "Eight Bodies" model to cultivate a life that is fulfilling on all levels.
This venue is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.
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 base 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. Please note that donations cannot be refunded (IRS regulations).