Weekend Women's Retreat: Finding Grace through Facing Fear
3/12/2017 at Claymont Court Retreat Center, (577 Claymont Mansion Rd, Charles Town, WV, 25414) (Map It)
Weekend Women’s Retreat:
Finding Grace Through Facing Fear
Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12
When we come face-to-face with the fear and pain in our psyche, we stand at the gateway to tremendous renewal and freedom.
~ Tara Brach
We all experience fear; it’s a very natural part of being alive. Yet, when our fears balloon and begin to overwhelm us, we can feel increasingly isolated, defensive, or out of control as we try even harder to tie fear down, hide from it, or defend against the things that scare us the most.
Paradoxically, instead of fleeing or fighting, the way out of this scary place and into a more calm state of grace is to courageously begin to name, investigate, get-to-know, and even be-friend our fears so that they no longer haunt us, or take us hostage.
During our time together, we’ll be exploring ways that we can begin to take a closer look at our fears, at some of the reasons they hijack us, and at how we can slowly begin to face and dissolve them with grace, curiosity, courage, and a tremendous amount of kindness and compassion.
In order to nurture a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat, as we experience a variety of dharma talks, silent and guided meditations, and walking meditation on the grounds. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, and the retreat will end at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Meals: The retreat center is committed to using green technology, and most of its excellent organic cuisine is made from fresh, local produce. Guests can enjoy meals in the museum’s stately dining room, airy sunroom, or long outdoor porch – all of which look out onto the grounds. Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options are available upon request.
Guest Rooms: The mansion’s comfortable, unique rooms include towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets for guests. **This retreat is limited to 40 participants.
Please find more information about retreats in our Resource section/Residential Retreat Information.
Retreat Manager: Shell Fischer
Includes all meals
$425 Single room with double bed (limited availability)
$370 Shared room of 2-5 in main level of mansion
$310 Upper or lower levels of mansion
A 50% deposit is required: You have the option of paying the full fee upfront, or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat.
For more information and to register, please visit www.mindfulvalley.com.
Any questions? Contact us