Everyday Bardos: Living Through Transition

Trisha Stotler Emmaus United Church of Christ

Trisha Stotler

10/26/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  at  Emmaus United Church of Christ (900 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA, 22180) (Map It)

Everyday Bardos: Living Through Transition, Uncertainty, and Loss

We'll all experience times of great upheaval in life; a life event, illness or loss that plunges us straight into the unknown. In addition to being scary, these periods of groundlessness can set the stage for profound personal and spiritual growth. In this daylong retreat, we'll engage with some of the classical Buddhist teachings on working with the difficulty of being in transition -- emotionally, mentally and physically. 

We'll practice together with a combination of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, short talks, and structured reflective writing. Participants will spend the majority of the retreat in silence, with opportunities for sharing at the start and close of the day.

Please bring your main lunch item and a water bottle. Snacks and tea/water will be provided.

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This venue is accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Parking and Public Transportation

This venue has plenty of parking.

Accessible by Silver Line bus from Tyson's Corner.

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.

Registration

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 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:$75.00
Mid-level (Base + $10 donation):$85.00
Sponsor (Base + $20 donation):$95.00

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