Daylong: Meditation & Intuition
- 4:00 PM at St. Luke's Episcopal, (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814) (Map It)
Meditation and Intuition: Listening to the Still, Small Voice
Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
In order to climb out of any rut, resolve any problem or sense your path from a new perspective, you have to shift your awareness. This retreat helps this awakening through the exploration of three core practices:
- Insight (Vipassana) Meditation teaches you to pause and recognize what is present, allowing you to see with increasing clarity into the nature of things.
- Body-Centered Inquiry is a mind-body tool that trains the mind to be intimately present to the “felt sense” and to investigate what arises from the field of direct sensation—all of which can result in access to wisdom and compassion.
- Inquiry directs your attention to new possibilities and helps you get out of the box of the linear, rational mind.
Combined, these techniques generate a unique, in-depth experience of awakened heart and mind.
Through talks, guided experiences and discussion you'll develop skills that can connect you with a sense of aliveness, creativity and new possibilities.
This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Retreat manager: Bonnie Riley Porter
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.
Fees: Base $75, Mid $85, Sponsor $95
The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).
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: $35 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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