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May
25
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Weekend Retreat: A Path to Freedom
with Stan Eisenstein and Nancy Brutsché
5/25/2018  - 5/27/2018
at Wellspring Conference Center (Germantown)
Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27. Through dharma talks, group meetings with the teacher, meditation instruction, gentle qigong practices, and personal meditation, you will be guided to practice cultivating direct experiences of the Four Noble Truths at this silent retreat.
Jun
08
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Weekend Retreat: Befriending Your Fear
with Shell Fischer
6/8/2018  - 6/10/2018
at Claymont Society, Great Barn (Charles Town)
Friday, June 8-Sunday, June 10. During our time together, we’ll be exploring ways that we can begin to take a closer look at our fears, at some of the reasons they hijack us, and at how we can slowly begin to face and dissolve them with grace, curiosity, courage, kindness and compassion.
Jun
28
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Family Retreat 2018
with Ofosu Jones-Quartey, Jennifer Jordan and Fred Persi
6/28/2018  - 7/1/2018
at Sevenoaks Retreat Center (Madison)
Thursday, June 28-Sunday, July 1. The IMCW Family Program invites you to join our 4th annual Family Retreat. This summer retreat is our favorite event of the year! Gift your family quality time together to relax and reconnect in supportive community amidst the beautiful Shenandoah foothills.
Jun
29
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Cultivating an Open Heart: A Weekend of Loving-kindness
with Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines
6/29/2018  - 7/1/2018
at Claymont Society, Great Barn (Charles Town)
Friday, June 29-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.
Jul
19
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Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes Residential Retreat
with Shell Fischer and Pat Coffey
7/19/2018  - 7/23/2018
at Sevenoaks Retreat Center (Madison)
Thursday, July 19-Monday, July 23. During this 5-day silent retreat at the beautiful Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, VA, we will explore the Brahma Viharas, or Divine Abodes – four practices that open and nurture the heart.
Jul
27
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Retreat: iBme Teen Weekend
with La Sarmiento, Kaira Jewel Lingo and Guest Teacher(s)
7/27/2018  - 8/1/2018
at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center (Shipman)
Come unplug and tune in! Participants on our retreats learn self-awareness, mindful communication, and techniques to calm and focus the mind – the foundations for success in all areas of life. We spend time each day learning mindfulness meditation — a scientifically proven practice that builds emotional resilience, inner strength and well being.
Aug
24
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Weekend Women’s Retreat: Happy In the Heart
with Shell Fischer
8/24/2018  - 8/26/2018
at Claymont Court Retreat Center (Charles Town)
Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26. During our time together, we’ll be gently exploring a variety of these teachings and practices, and tapping into the abundance of joy that has been residing all along in the heart, just waiting to be awakened.
Sep
14
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Weekend Retreat: Perspectives – Experiencing Life with New Eyes
with Stan Eisenstein
9/14/2018  - 9/16/2018
at Wellspring Conference Center (Germantown)
Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16. In order to move beyond suffering, the Buddha invited his students -- and he invites us --  to see and experience life from a variety of innovative and deeply insightful perspectives into the nature of Reality and Life, collectively called Wise View.  This weekend retreat will introduce participants experientially to Wise View through a variety of activities, including mindfulness meditation instruction and practice, teacher talks, small group meetings with the teachers, and gentle mindful movement.
Oct
05
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Weekend Retreat: Finding Peace in the Chaos
with Shell Fischer
10/5/2018  - 10/7/2018
at Claymont Court Retreat Center (Charles Town)
Friday, October 5-Sunday, October 7. During this silent weekend retreat, we’ll be exploring a variety of different mindfulness methods we can use to approach and re-discover the calm, peace, and ease of equanimity.
Oct
05
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Fall Weeklong 2018
with Jonathan Foust, Ruth King, Pat Coffey and Sebene Selassie
10/5/2018  - 10/12/2018
at Pearlstone Retreat Center (Reisterstown)
Friday, October 5-Friday, October 12. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers.
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