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Conscious Relationships
Daylong Workshop

August 8, 2015
Bethesda, MD

Omega

Finding True Refuge Weekend Workshop

July 10-12, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Registration open

Labor Day Long
Weekend Retreat

September 3-6, 2015
Middleburg, VA

Schedule

Weekly Class

Bethesda, Maryland

Wednesday evening

from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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Ongoing Classes

Bethesda, MD - Weekly

When:
Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

NOTE: Tara will be away on the below dates - dharma teachers will be substituting:
7/15 - Shell Fischer, 9/16 - Loch Kelly, 10/14 (to be announced)
Where:
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road (enter from Whittier Boulevard)
Orientation:
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm before class.
Contact:
Glen Harrison (glen.harrison AT imcw.org) for questions about this class.
Class Info:
Includes Vipassana meditation, group sitting, and dharma talk. This is a large gathering of approximately 200.
Cost:
Dana of $10-$15 is suggested.
By Metro:
Take Metro Red Line to Friendship Heights. Take the River Road T2 bus to the Whittier Blvd stop. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes.
By Car/Parking:
Please comply with posted parking guidelines, and only park in designated areas. No parallel parking along the driveways. The lots usually fill up, but parking is available on the surrounding streets.
More Info:
Please see the Wednesday Night Class page at the IMCW website.

Daylong and Evening Workshops - 2015

Conscious Relationships - with Jonathan Foust and Tara

Description:
Intimacy with others can be the ground for experiencing full aliveness and sacred communion. Yet as so many have experienced, our relationships are also often the source of insecurity, hurt and betrayal. During this daylong workshop we will explore the beliefs and feelings that separate us from each other and the meditative practices that enable us to cultivate genuine bonds of trust, understanding, intimacy and love.

You are welcome to come on your own, or with a partner. The day will include short dharma talks, silent meditation, mindful movement, reflective inquiry and dyadic exercises.
When:
August 8, 2015 - 9:30am to 5pm
Where:
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact:
La Sarmiento, la_sarmiento@yahoo.com
Registration:
Registration info (CLICK HERE)

6.5 Social Work CEU's available from Catholic U of America
NOTE: the CEU's may also be available for LPC's and psychologists,
but you need to check with your respective organizations to see if
they will accept them.
(request form will be provided after registration and at event)
Cost:
$95 sponsor, $85 mid, $75 base
Contact La Sarmiento, (la_sarmiento@yahoo.com) about scholarships

Reconditioning Fear: Pathway to an Undefended Heart

Description:
Fear is at the core of all emotional pain. It prevents us from engaging intimately with others and from tapping our creativity, intelligence and personal power. While fear is biologically wired, we have the capacity to free ourselves from its suffering.

This weekend workshop will offer teachings and clinically based mindfulness practices that enable us to systematically transform our relationship with fear, and tap into a life enhancing experience of trust, confidence and inner freedom.
When:
November 6 (7:30 to 9:30pm) and 7 (9:30am to 5pm), 2015
Where:
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD
Contact:
La Sarmiento, La_Sarmiento@yahoo.com
Registration:
Registration info (CLICK HERE)
8 Social Work CEU's available from Catholic U of America
NOTE: the CEU's may also be available for LPC's and psychologists,
but you need to check with your respective organizations to see if
they will accept them.
(request form will be provided after registration and at event)
Cost:
Sponsor $135, Mid $125, Base $115
Contact La Sarmiento, (La_Sarmiento@yahoo.com) about scholarships

Nourishing Loving Relationships: Teachings and Practices to Rewire Your Brain and Open Your Heart -
An intensive 2-day workshop

Description:
We cherish the important relationships in our lives. But when so many of us have experienced these relationships as a source of insecurity, hurt, and betrayal, how do we overcome the obstacles between us and cultivate genuine bonds of trust, understanding, intimacy, and love?

Nourishing Loving Relationships brings you a two–day intensive workshop with Dr. Tara Brach in Tucson, Arizona. Through talks, experiential reflections and meditations, journaling, and periods of questions and sharing, we will explore the beliefs and feelings that separate us—and how to heal and nourish the loving relationships we all long for.
When:
November 14-15, 2015 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Where:
Tucson JCC
3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Registration:
Registration info (CLICK HERE)

Residential Retreats and Workshops - 2015

Finding True Refuge:
Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom

Omega
When:
July 10 - 12, 2015
Where:
Omega, Rhinebeck, NY
Contact:
877.944.2002 - Online Registration here

Labor Day Weekend Retreat
~ Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust and Ruth King

When:
Thursday, September 3 to Sunday, September 6, 2015.
Where:
Meadowkirk Retreat Center, Middleburg, VA
Registration:
Registration and Information here.
NOTE: Due to high demand, a lottery system is in place for this retreat. Please read details at the link below.
Contact:
Additional information and registration here.

True Refuge:
Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

Kripalu
When:
September 25 - 27, 2015
Where:
Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA
Contact:
1-800-741-7353 - Online Registration here
(Note: Continuing Education Credits available for this event)
10.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
10.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
10.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
10.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge

Fall Weeklong Retreat: Intimacy with Life
~ Tara Brach, James Baraz, Jonathan Foust and La Sarmiento

When:
Friday, October 9 to Friday, October 16, 2015
NOTE: NO weekend option.
Where:
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
Registration:
For more information, click here on this link..
Registration open. NOTE: Due to high demand, a lottery system is in place for this retreat. Please read details at the link above.
Contact:
For additional information, contact La Sarmiento at la_sarmiento@yahoo.com

Releasing the Barriers to Love:
A Pathway of Conscious Relationships
~ Tara Brach and Jonathan Foust

When:
Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, 2015
Where:
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
Registration:
For more information, click here on this link..

New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
~ Tara Brach, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Jonathan Foust and Ruth King

When:
Friday, December 27, 2015 to Thursday, January 1, 2016
Where:
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
Registration:
More information - to be announced.
Registration will open September 6 - approximately 9AM East Coast time.
Contact:
Additional information at IMCW.org.