Women’s Retreat: Loving Yourself – Nurturing the Heart Practices

Shell Fischer Claymont Court Mansion

Shell Fischer

3/14/2019 4:00 PM - 3/18/2019 3:00 PM  at  Claymont Court Mansion, (577 Claymont Mansion Rd, Charles Town, WV, 25414) (Map It)

Thursday, March 14-Monday, March 18

This revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.

~ Tara Brach

The Buddha taught that you can search the entire universe for someone more deserving of your love and affection than yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere.

And yet for many of us, it seems much easier for us to offer our care, compassion, and even forgiveness to others than to ourselves.

We tend to beat ourselves up, or give ourselves an unnecessarily hard time for our “perfectly human” imperfections.

During this silent 5-day women’s meditation retreat, we’ll be deeply exploring and nurturing the heart practices of kindness, compassion, forgiveness, joy, and peace for the person we spend the most time with – ourselves. 

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The Claymont Court mansionand retreat center is nestled on 369 acres of forest and farmland in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia, less than 90 minutes by car from Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, and less than 30 minutes from Winchester, VA

The 16,000-square foot mansion, built in 1840 for the Washington family, is on the National Register of Historic places, and includes numerous walking trails throughout the surrounding farmland, forests, and orchards.

Claymont is committed to using green technology, and its excellent, organic, vegetarian cuisine is made from fresh, local produce. Guests can enjoy meals in the museum’s stately dining room, airy sunroom, or long outdoor porch – all of which look out onto the grounds.

Testimonials about the cuisinefrom past retreats:

“Fabulous! So delicious and plentiful!”


“Excellent variety! Couldn’t have been better!”


“Loved the food! (Ate too much).”

Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are available upon request.

The mansion’s comfortable and unique rooms include air-conditioning, along with towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets. A limited number of rooms are available for singles, or two single beds. 

Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, and the retreat will end at 3 p.m. Monday.

In order to nurture a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat, as we experience a variety of dharma talks, silent and guided meditations, and walking meditation on the grounds. 

For registration, please see www.mindfulvalley.com.

Fees:

Shared room, upper or lower levels of mansion:$610.00
Shared room of 2-5 in main level of mansion:$670.00

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