One Wild and Precious Life

Hugh Byrne St. Luke's Episcopal

Hugh Byrne

7/20/2019 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM  at  St. Luke's Episcopal (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814) (Map It)

Your "One Wild and Precious Life": A Day of Mindfulness and Kindness

In this daylong retreat, we cultivate practices of mindfulness, self-compassion and loving-kindness in sitting, walking, and movement, inviting a kind and non-judging awareness of our experience moment-to-moment.

Supported by poetry and inquiry, we’ll deepen beneficial qualities of heart and mind—while letting go of painful and difficult mind states—to help us live wisely and kindly in the world in these challenging times.

This venue is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.

There is plenty of parking. St. Luke's is an 8-minute bus ride from the Grovesnor-Strathmore Metro on the Red Line.

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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