Living From Your Deepest Intentions Daylong

Shell Fischer Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley

Shell Fischer

1/19/2019 9:30 AM 4:30 PM  at  Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, (6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA, 22655) (Map It)

As your desire is, so is your intention.
As your intention is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed. 

As your deed is, so is your destiny.

~ Upanishads

During this silent meditation retreat, we’ll be exploring our deepest intentions – those that lie beneath our surface desires. As we begin to bring these up and out of the darkness through our practice, we can then allow ourselves to hold them up to the light and truly honor them (and ourselves), by learning how to mindfully live into them.

Our retreat together will include guided meditations to help us access our truest intentions, silent meditations, walking meditation, teachings about this practice, quiet time in nature, and a time for questions.

The format will include both guided and silent meditation, a dharma talk, and walking meditation both inside the sanctuary, and outside on the beautiful grounds. The silence will end at 4 p.m., and we’ll finish with a half-hour dedicated to questions.

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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