Spring Weeklong 2019

Pearlstone Retreat Center Tara Brach Jonathan Foust La Sarmiento Kate Johnson

Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento and Kate Johnson

5/3/2019 4:00 PM - 5/10/201912:00 PM  at  Pearlstone Retreat Center (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)

Intimacy with Life

Friday, May 3-Friday, May 10

Please note: This retreat is full. Registration and wait list are closed. All scholarship funds have been awarded.

The lottery has now closed. We are currently contacting registrants with the results of the lottery. Scholarship applicants will be contacted the week of January 28.

Vipassana, or Buddhist Meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion.

The focus of this weeklong retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. Daily mindful movement sessions will be offered.

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Set in the rolling farmlands of Maryland, Pearlstone's modern facilities and 164 acres offer guests a beautiful place to spend a retreat. The rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent, and the staff is warm and welcoming. The Kayam Loop Trail circles the perimeter of the campus; it is just over 2 miles long and has multiple entrance and exit points for guests. The trail also includes a side trail leading to the confluence of the two streams that border the property and flow into Liberty Reservoir, Patapsco River, and Chesapeake Bay.

All of the facilities are accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Driving directions from Washington, DC/South, NW Baltimore, Philadelphia/Northeast, Pittsburg/West, Harrisburg/North, BWI Airport, and Penn Station.

Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday; retreat ends at 12 noon the following Friday with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

Meals at the Pearlstone Retreat Center are lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please note on your registration if you have any special dietary restrictions.

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Registration for this retreat is by lottery.

Registration opens January 3. We will take registrations through January 24 and then run the lottery. We will inform you of the results--whether or not you have a confirmed bed at the retreat--on  January 31. A deposit is required to register for the retreat lottery.

If you are not granted a space through the lottery, you will be placed on the waiting list. If you do not want to remain on the waiting list, please contact your retreat manager and your deposit will be refunded in full.

50% deposit required:  If paying by credit or debit card, you have the option of paying the full fee upfront or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat, with balance due upon arrival. Those opting to pay by check are required to pay in full.

Dana: In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachers and retreat managers receive no payment. The above cost covers room and board only. Donations offered by students at the end of the retreat are appreciated and support the teachers and retreat managers in continuing to make the teachings available to all. Dana offerings are tax-deductible.

Scholarships: There are no more scholarships available for this retreat.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than four weeks before the start of the retreat, your deposit will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than four weeks before the retreat unless we are able to fill your space. If we are able to fill your space, the administrative fee will be $100 and the balance will be refunded. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early. You have the option to receive a refund check or to offer the balance of the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to the IMCW Scholarship Fund. Please contact us to specify your preferences.

Please note: If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support beyond our scheduled meetings with teachers, the retreat format may not be a good match at this time. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the retreat manager listed.

Fees:

Camping:$1,070.00
Dorm room:$1,170.00
Double room:$1,320.00
Single room (Limited: special needs only. Describe in comments):$1,830.00

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