Daylong/Half-day: Inquiry through Imagery
- 4:30 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)
FULL DAY attendance (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) with lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
(No afternoon-only session.)
Through guided meditation, experiential exercises, short talks, journaling, drawing, humor, and optional sharing, we will explore how imagery and body sense lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, paving the way for healing and guidance.
One of the benefits of meditation is the discovery of our deeper selves, of what is truly important to us, and how we can navigate a direction in our lives. We tend to identify ourselves with what we are conscious of; yet the predominant part of our experience is subconscious. The subconscious mind is largely expressed in imagery and in the felt sense of the body.
The morning session (9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) will focus on untangling from old hurts and wounds: developing a language of the body and the image, developing resources that help us to feel more safe, and working with one or more life issues that are keeping us stuck or activated. During the afternoon session (1:30–4:30 p.m.) we will deepen our work on untangling by gently finding a healthier way to relate to the critic inside that we all carry; then we will practice with an inner guidance on what is most important in our lives at a deep level and how to engage in its mystery or bring it toward manifestation.
Participants may sign up for either the morning session or for the whole day.
Participants may bring lunch. There is a refrigerator at the Center, but no cooking facilities. There are a number of eating options nearby.
Parking: Free parking on side streets
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.
Retreat manager: Stan Eisenstein
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance. Please complete a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!
Fees: Full day $85; Half day (morning only) $55
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: $20 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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