Cultivating an Open Heart: A Weekend of Loving-kindness

Cultivating an Open Heart: A Weekend of Loving-kindness

Claymont Society, Great Barn Hugh Byrne Rebecca Hines

Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines

6/29/2018 - 7/1/2018 at Claymont Society, Great Barn, (667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV, 25414) (Map It)

Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1 (finish by 12 noon)                 

Arrive Friday and check-in from 2-6 p.m.; retreat begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29 and ends by noon on Sunday, July 1.

This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the quality of loving kindness ("metta" in Pali), infusing our hearts, minds and bodies with a strong caring wisdom. We will tenderly explore our capacity to create, endure, overcome, and transform suffering through practices of loving-kindness and awareness. Loving-kindness practices open the heart, allow a kind embrace of ourselves, and connect us intimately with all of life. The fusion of mindfulness and loving-kindness helps us to respond more compassionately to the challenges that we encounter in ourselves and in the world.

On this retreat loving-kindness practices will be supported by periods of guided instruction, talks, mindful movement, and walking meditation. 

IMCW residential retreat meals are lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please note on your registration if you have any special dietary allergies. Meal clean-up, making and stripping beds, and bell-ringing will be required yogi duties.

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

Retreat Manager: Glen Harrison 


Registration Information

IMCW residentials open for registration 4 months in advance.

Fees: Dorm/multi Sponsor $330, Mid $305, Base $275

Rooms are multiple-occupancy, with 2-4 twin beds and shared bathrooms. Delicious vegetarian meals provided by Claymont.

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. 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 contact the retreat manager.

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.


Base price:$275.00

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