This event is fully booked.
Spring Weeklong 2017
Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Ruth King and Pat Coffey
5/5/2017 at Pearlstone Retreat Center, (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)
Intimacy with Life
Friday, April 28-Friday, May 5
THE LOTTERY FOR THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN DRAWN. ACCEPTED AND WAIT LIST YOGIS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED, YOU ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER AND WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST. YOU MAY OPT TO PAY BY CHECK; IF YOU GET ACCEPTED INTO THE RETREAT, WE WILL DEPOSIT YOUR CHECK THEN.
THERE ARE NO MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.
Vipassana, or Buddhist Meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion.
* This is a retreat held in noble silence; it is not an interactive workshop.
The focus of this weeklong retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. Daily mindful movement sessions will be offered.
Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday; retreat ends at 12 noon the following Friday with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
Meals at Pearlstone are lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please note on your registration if you have any special dietary restrictions.
Please find more information about retreats in our Resource section/Residential Retreat Information.
Retreat Managers: La Sarmiento, Janet Merrick
Registration opens January 3. We will take registrations through January 23 and then run the lottery. We will inform you of the results the first week of February. A deposit is required to register for the retreat lottery.
If you are not granted a space through the lottery, you will be placed on the waiting list. If you do not want to remain on the waiting list, please contact your retreat manager and your deposit will be refunded in full.
Please do a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!
Camping: $980 per person
Multi: $1,080 per person, multi-occupancy (2-4 yogis/room) w/ shared bath
Double: $1240 per person, double w/ private bath
Single: $1720 w/ private bath (LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ONLY -- please contact retreat manager before registering to see if you qualify.)
50% deposit required: You have the option of paying the full fee upfront or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat, with balance due upon arrival.
Dana: In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachers and retreat managers receive no payment. The above cost covers room and board only. Donations offered by students at the end of the retreat are appreciated and support the teachers and retreat managers in continuing to make the teachings available to all. Dana offerings are tax-deductible.
Scholarships: All scholarship funds have been awarded for this retreat. You may direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.
IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than four weeks before the start of the retreat, your deposit will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than four weeks before the retreat unless we are able to fill your space. If we are able to fill your space, the administrative fee will be $100 and the balance will be refunded. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early. You have the option to receive a refund check or to offer the balance of the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to the IMCW Scholarship Fund. Please contact us to specify your preferences.
Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please note any special accessibility needs in the comments section of the registration form.
Please note: If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support beyond our scheduled meetings with teachers, the retreat format may not be a good match at this time. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the retreat manager listed.
Any questions? Contact us