Power of Presence Weekend Retreat

Power of Presence Weekend Retreat

Pearlstone Retreat Center Hugh Byrne Rebecca Hines

Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018 at Pearlstone Retreat Center, (5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136) (Map It)

Power of Presence—Coming Home to Our True Nature Weekend

Friday, October 19-Sunday, October 21

Check-in at 4 p.m. on Friday. The retreat ends after lunch at 12 p.m.

Pause, be with your body and your whole being and connect with yourself in presence. In this weekend retreat, experience the power of meditation with a pause in doing and allow yourself simply to be. The retreat is designed to support continuity of wakefulness, creating space for your true nature to be revealed.  Together in community, we will engage in a series of meditation practices, including sitting, lying, walking and eating accompanied by gentle movement.

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 Manager: Glen Harrison


Registration Information


Triple room: $325

Double room: $375

Single room: $475

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.

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:$325.00

Any questions? Contact us