Daylong/Half-day: Deepening Presence

Daylong/Half-day: Deepening Presence

IMCW Center for Mindful Living Stan Eisenstein Nancy Brutsché

Stan Eisenstein and Nancy Brutsché

4/15/2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)

Deepening Presence – A Daylong Silent Meditation Retreat

FULL DAY attendance  (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)  with lunch 12:30-1 p.m.

MORNING SESSION  (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)                           


Spring is a wonderful time to deepen our sense of presence, stillness, emptiness, wonder and aliveness.

This is a silent, one-day workshop. We will be experiencing a variety of meditation practices, guided and unguided, that will foster a sense of awareness of presence.

Extended silence can be experienced as giving the mind and body a deep rest. Many feel a sense of greater peacefulness after participating in such an event.

Extended silence is also a profound way to deepen your meditation practice. The mind has more time to settle. This helps to bring to the surface deeper insights than you might normally achieve in a shorter meditation period. It is the experience of the teachers that some of their most profound insights have come during silent retreats.

Participants may attend for the morning session (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), for the afternoon session (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) or for the whole day.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to help maintain silence throughout the day – the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. A refrigerator is available, as well as water, fruit, juice, cups, plates and utensils. No cooking facilities are available. Only water in sealed containers will be allowed in the meditation room

IMCW Retreats and Workshops

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.

Teachers: Stan Eisenstein, Nancy Brutsché

Retreat manager: Stan Eisenstein


Registration Information

Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance. Please complete a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!

Fees: Full day $60; Half day $35 

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: $15 of the 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 check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Accessibility: This facility is not handicapped accessible. Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form. Thank you.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).



Base price (half-day):$35.00

Any questions? Contact us