Weekend Retreat: Waking Up in Real Life

Weekend Retreat: Waking Up in Real Life

Sevenoaks Retreat Center Trisha Stotler Jeff Fracher

Trisha Stotler and Jeff Fracher

3/3/2017 - 3/5/2017 at Sevenoaks Retreat Center, (403 Pathwork Way, Madison, VA, 22727) (Map It)

Waking Up in Real Life:  Practices for Mind, Body and Heart

Friday, March 3-Sunday, March 5


Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday (arrive by 6 p.m.); retreat ends at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

"May we exist like the lotus, at home in the muddy water." (Zen Proverb)

How do we bring the expansive qualities of mind, body and heart that we cultivate on the cushion into the messy and often difficult places--the "muddy water"--in which we find ourselves, and our world? How do we abide in peace, joy and equanimity in the middle of real life?

This silent Vipassana meditation retreat will focus on teachings and practices for mind, body and heart that are both imminently practical, and deeply sacred. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, as well as opportunities for daily yoga/movement.

We invite you to join us as we sit with these questions together in supportive community at the beautiful Sevenoaks Retreat Center. Comfortable rooms, 200 acres of walking trails and delicious homemade meals provide a truly special environment for this practice.

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

Retreat Manager: Glen Harrison


Registration Information

Please do a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!


Camping: $295

Camping with shared bath (towels provided). Tent campers need to provide their own tents, bedding, tarps, rain fly, etc.

Dorm/multi: $350

Rooms are multiple-occupancy, with 2-4 twin beds and shared bathrooms.

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: No more scholarships are available 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.


Base price:$295.00

Any questions? Contact us