Weekend Workshop: Women's Winter Retreat

Weekend Workshop: Women's Winter Retreat

Carmelite Monastery Mira Tessman Tawanna Kane

Mira Tessman and Tawanna Kane

2/2/2018 - 2/3/2018 at Carmelite Monastery, (1318 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, MD, 21286) (Map It)

Women’s Winter Retreat:

Self-Compassion and Service: Nurturing Hearts into Action

Friday, 7-9:30 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Co-leader: Tawana Kane

Note: The venue for this event has changed. Please note the new address above.

Winter invites us down into quiet stillness where distractions more easily fall away and space is made for self-nurturing and greater clarity for what constitutes a meaningful life. Pulled off center by multiple stresses, responsibilities, and commitments, women can lose site of a sense of purpose and life calling. Within a community of feminine hearts, we will nurture ourselves and each other with self-compassion and loving-kindness practices, listen to what is most essential within our heart’s, gain clarity and courage about direction and next steps for creating an intentional life.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind for greater clarity. This retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, guided meditation, partner sharing, group discussion.

This facility is accessible to those with mobility impairments. We are requesting support for a fragrance-free environment from all registrants.

Our goal is to make this retreat accessible to ALL women. During registration for the retreat, ride sharing and home sharing accommodations requests are included so that retreat participants will be able to help each other. 

Click on the menu Teachers page for teacher biographies, events and (where available) talks.

Retreat manager: Mira Tessman


Registration Information

Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance.


Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.  $40

Saturday, 9-5 p.m. (includes lunch & snacks)   $130

Both Friday & Saturday   $150

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: $25 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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