Gladdening the Mind Non-Residential

Carolyn Stachowski IMCW Center for Mindful Living/Dharma Room

Carolyn Stachowski

12/27/2019 10:00 AM - 12/30/20195:00 PM  at  IMCW Center for Mindful Living/Dharma Room (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd Flor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)

4-Day Non-Residential Retreat

Friday, December 27-Monday, December 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

The Buddha taught that if we do not gladden the mind, liberation will not be possible. We will reflect together on anapansati or mindfulness of breathing to encourage pleasant sensations, gratitude, forgiveness, and loving kindness.

There will be morning instructions and guided meditation followed by alternating periods of silent sitting, walking, standing, and lying down meditation. We will break for bring-your-own or go-out-nearby lunch and some time at the end of each day for questions and comments.  

This retreat is recommended if your life situation is such that going on residential retreats is challenging or if you have not started a multi-day residential retreat practice. 

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This venue is not accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Parking and Public Transportation

This venue is 3 blocks north of the Red Line Metro Tenleytown stop. There is plenty of parking in the neighborhood.

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

$50 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).

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