New Year's Retreat 2018

New Year's Retreat 2018

Pearlstone Retreat Center Tara Brach Jonathan Foust Luisa Montero-Diaz Anam Thubten Rinpoche

Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Luisa Montero-Diaz and Anam Thubten Rinpoche

12/27/2018 - 1/1/2019 at Pearlstone Retreat Center, (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)

Awakening the Heart of Compassion

Thursday, December 27-Tuesday, January 1

The New Year is a wonderful time to touch sacred presence and deepen our roots in spiritual life. In this silent retreat we will open our hearts and minds through practices of Vipassana (mindfulness meditation--both sitting and walking sessions), traditional heart meditations (metta), mindful movement and evening chanting.

On Dec 27 the retreat opens at 4:30 p.m. On Jan 1 the retreat ends at 12 noon followed by a light lunch (optional).

Meals at the Pearlstone Retreat Center are lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please note on your registration if you have any special dietary restrictions.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

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

Teacher biographies can be found on our Teacher webpages.

Retreat Managers: Bonnie Riley Porter, Glen Harrison


Registration Information

Lottery system

Registration opens August 29. We will take registrations through September 19 and then run the lottery. We will inform you of the results September 29. A deposit is required to register for the retreat lottery.

If you are not granted a space through the lottery, you will be placed on the waiting list. If you do not want to remain on the waiting list, please contact your retreat manager and your deposit will be refunded in full.


Multis (3-4 per room) w/meals, per person $840

Doubles w/meals, per person $950

Singles w/meals, per person $1310 (SINGLES HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY AND ARE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ONLY--please contact retreat manager before registering to see if you qualify.)

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 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.


Base price:$840.00

Any questions? Contact us