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Half-day: Afternoon of Renewal
Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines
- 5:30 PM at Blue Heron Wellness, (Shoppes of Burnt Mills, 10723 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20901) (Map It)
An Afternoon of Renewal: Half-day Mindfulness Retreat
Join us for an afternoon of immersion in practices of awareness and compassion to renew connection with yourself and life:
- Benefit from pausing in the midst of daily life to experience the gift of presence.
- Connect with your internal resources for healing and well-being.
- Practice in community with fellow mindfulness practitioners.
This afternoon retreat is especially geared toward those who have completed the 8-week MBSR course or who are familiar with the basics of insight or mindfulness meditation practices. The retreat will consist of guided meditations including sitting, body scan, walking and loving-kindness meditations, gentle movement, and time for connecting.
This venue is handicap-accessible.
Retreat manager: Rebecca Hines
Teacher biographies can be found on the Teachers webpage.
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.
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance.
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: 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).
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