Full Surrender: Learning to Ride The Waves

Shell Fischer Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley

Shell Fischer

3/30/2019 9:30 AM 4:30 PM  at  Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, (6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA, 22655) (Map It)

All phenomena is constantly changing, arising and passing and arising and passing again into something new – including ourselves. “Life” is really a continuous flow; a verb instead of a frozen noun. Yet so often we suffer because of our very human tendency to grasp and cling to what is essentially in motion – especially our own identity as a solid and unchangeable “self.”

Freedom and ease comes from being able to recognize, allow, and align ourselves with this minute-by-minute, second-by-second flow, and to identify more with the vast, loving ocean of awareness that is simply riding the waves of experience.

During our time together, we’ll be exploring a variety of guided and silent meditations to put us more in touch with the changing flow of phenomena, a talk on annica (impermanence), silent walking meditation, lunch shared in silence, and quiet time in nature.

 

For our silent retreat, we’ll have full access to the entire church and grounds, and will meditate in the modern, sunlit, spacious blue sanctuary. We’ll be doing our walking meditation outside on the beautiful grounds, which includes walking trails in the woods.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

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.

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).

Fees:

Base price:$75.00
Mid-level price (base + $10 gift):$85.00
Sponsor price (base +$20 gift):$95.00

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