New Year's Retreat 2017

This event is fully booked.

New Year's Retreat 2017

Pearlstone Retreat Center Tara Brach Jonathan Foust Hugh Byrne Luisa Montero-Diaz

Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne and Luisa Montero-Diaz

12/27/2017 - 1/1/2018 at Pearlstone Retreat Center, (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)

Awakening the Heart of Compassion

Wednesday, December 27-Monday, January 1

Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Wednesday; retreat ends at 12 noon on Monday with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

Please find more information about retreats in our Resource section/Residential Retreat Information.

Retreat Managers: Bonnie Riley, Glen Harrison


Registration Information

Registration opens 4 months in advance. Registration for the New Year's Retreat will open on August 30.

Lottery system

Registration opens August 30. We will take registrations through September 19 and then run the lottery. We will inform you of the results the last week of September. 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!


Dorm/Multi with shared bath: $780

Double: $890

Single: $$1,250

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: Scholarships are available. To apply, please register and choose the "Pay by Check" option if you are unable to pay a deposit at this time. Then submit the Scholarship Application (find here) to Anne Adams Green, Administrator. You will be notified of the award amount via email. If you still need to pay your deposit to IMCW, you will be sent instructions on how to make a payment. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also 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.


Base price:$780.00

Any questions? Contact us