Weekend Retreat: Deepening Presence, Deepening Embodiment

Weekend Retreat: Deepening Presence, Deepening Embodiment

Stan Eisenstein Wellspring Conference Center

Stan Eisenstein

11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017 at Wellspring Conference Center, (11411 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, MD, 20876) (Map It)

The focus of this silent retreat will be a deepening sense of stillness and embodied presence. Through dharma talks, group meetings with the teacher, meditation instruction, gentle qigong practices, and personal meditation, you will be guided to a deeper experience of wholeness, authenticity, and the capacity for living in the present moment.

The retreat center is nestled in many acres of wooded land in a secluded area of Montgomery County, MD. The property includes a number of trails, a lake, and a labyrinth.

The retreat size is limited to 30-40 participants to foster an intimate experience. 

All rooms are double-occupancy. A tent camping option is available as well. If you have special room needs, please contact the retreat managers.

Check-in begins @ 4 p.m. on Friday; retreat ends at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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

Retreat Manager: Beth Silverman, Linda Smelser


Registration Information


$230 double

$190 camping

All meals are vegetarian starting with dinner on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday. If you have special dietary needs (e.g. gluten-free, vegan), please include this in your registration.

This venue is not completely handicapped accessible--please use the comments section in the registration to explain any special needs.

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. Dana (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.


Double (per person):$230.00
Camping (per person):$190.00

Any questions? Contact us