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Kripalu

True Refuge Weekend

November 7-9, 2014 ~
Kripalu - Stockbridge, MA

Daylong:
Meditation, Emotional Healing, Spiritual Awakening

September 27, 2014 ~
Bethesda, MD

Schedule

Weekly Class

Bethesda, Maryland

Wednesday evening

from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Monthly

Deepening Practice Class
(Satsang with Tara)

Fall 2014: 9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:15 pm

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Ongoing Classes

Bethesda, MD - Weekly

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

NOTE:
7/23 - "Live Inquiry" with Tara - time for Question/Response - you can presubmit questions also to info@tarabrach.com
8/13 - guest teacher: Sharon Beckman-Brindley
9/3 - Sharon Salzberg
9/10 - Hugh Byrne
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:
IMCW Administrator (meditate@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.

Satsang with Tara – Monthly

Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from Sanskrit "sat- truth" "sangha- community or company of spiritual friends."

When:
(no class in summer)
Fall 2014: 9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
Monday evenings from 7:30-9:15 pm.
Where:
Carderock Springs Swim Club, 8200 Hamilton Spring Ct, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Contact:
Rimas Blekaitis or 443-539-9072 (work).
Class Info:
This class is open to all those who would like to explore deepening their practice through a format that includes a silent 45 minute meditation, and time for questions and answers.
Cost:
Dana of $10-$15 is suggested.
By Car:
Driving Directions: Exit I-495 at River Road and go west towards Potomac. Left at Seven Locks Road and then your first residential right onto Lilly Stone Drive. Right at a four way stop onto Hamilton Spring Road and drive to the end. Right on Hamilton Springs Court, which will take you into the Community Center parking lot. Class is held upstairs. Ride sharing is possible. If interested please use the contact information abovel.
More Info:
For more information and the next date, please see the IMCW calendar page.

Daylong and Evening Workshops - 2014

"Freeing the Heart" - local afternoon workshop

Description:
Can you imagine moving through the world with a fearless, open heart? Even a glimmer puts us in touch with our deepest most beautiful potential. Metropolitan offers an afternoon workshop with Tara Brach to investigate the ways we habitually cut ourselves off from feeling connected, compassionate and at home with ourselves and others. Tara explores powerful techniques of meditation and mindfulness that, when practiced regularly, enable us to de-condition our old patterns to live from the fullness of loving presence. Her approach emphasizes compassion for oneself and others; mindful presence and the direct realization and embodiment of natural awareness.
When:
Saturday August 9, 2014, 2-5 pm
Where:
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
http://www.nationalchurch.org/
Registration:
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY - please offer dana (donation) at the door

True Refuge: Homecoming to our own Awakened Heart
(daylong in Holland)

Description:
Talks, Movement, Guided Meditation, Sharing
(English spoken)
Je hart als schuilplaats...
Hulp en oplossingen in moeilijke tijden...
When:
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10am to 5pm
(registration now open - website link below)
Where:
Hotel Schiphol (van de Valk)
Rijksweg A4 - 3 Hoofddorp
Registration:
http://www.verenigingvoormindfulness.nl/

True Refuge: Meditations for Emotional Healing and Spiritual Awakening (in LONDON, UK - DATE CHANGE)

Description:
When the difficulties and losses of life feel overwhelming, is there someplace we can turn for the safety, nurturing, and peace that we long for? Most of us are strongly conditioned to react with fear, falling back on strategies of judgment, control, addictive behaviors, and anger. Yet there is another way. “In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love,” teaches Tara Brach. In this talk Tara will highlight our biggest “false refuge,” making war on ourselves, and explore how the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion can carry us home to our own awakened heart. The evening will include guided meditations and time for sharing.
When:
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7 to 8:30pm
Where:
Alternatives in London, UK - St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Contact:
http://alternativesevents.org.uk/event/tara-brach-true-refuge/

"DC Mindfully: Creating a Mindful Nation" - local evening workshop ~ Tara Brach, Sylvia Boorstein, Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio)

Description:
Join three renowned voices for achieving peace through mindfulness, in celebration of the Peace Alliance’s 10th anniversary and the UN declared International Day of Peace (Sept. 21st). Exploring the questions: what is mindful activism? How do we stop the violence in our homes, our schools, our neighborhoods our nation and our world? Please join us as we explore and recommit to building peace.
When:
Thursday September 18, 2014,
6 to 7:15pm - Benefit Reception, in person w/Sylvia, Tara & Congressman Ryan
7:30 to 9pm Panel Discussion
Where:
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
http://www.nationalchurch.org/
Registration:
www.peacealliance.org/dc-mindfully

Meditation, Emotional Healing, and Spiritual Awakening

Description:
Our neurosis and suffering come from our unlived life--the unseen, unfelt parts of our psyche. Through this workshop we will explore how the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion can free us from the bind of fear and shame. The day will include didactic presentation, guided meditations, experiential exercises, and time for sharing and questions.
When:
September 27, 2014 - 9:30am to 5pm
Where:
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD
Contact:
Glen Harrison
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 Glen Harrison via IMCW.org about scholarships

True Refuge: Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom

Description:
When we are caught in fear or shame, our tendency is to take false refuge. We turn towards obsessive thinking, self-judgment or judging others; we get busy and distracted; we numb ourselves with over consuming. Remembering our truerefuge at these times is the gateway to all healing and freedom. In this workshop we will investigate how we get stuck, and how we can call on the self-compassion and wisdom that carry us to happiness, freedom and peace. Our day together will include meditations and reflections, dharma talks and sharing.
When:
November 11, 2014 - 9:30am to 5pm
Where:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Contact:
Janet Merrick, Merrick.janet@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 Janet Merrick, (merrick.janet@yahoo.com) about scholarships

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:
December 13, 2014 - 9:30am to 5pm
Where:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
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

Additional daylong workshops with Tara on
1/17/2015 - Emotional Healing (at RRUUC in Bethesda)
6/13/2015 - daylong - location TBA
8/8/2015 - daylong - location TBA
11/7/2015 - daylong - location TBA
Registration information for above at www.imcw.org

Residential Retreats - 2014

IMCW Long Weekend JULY Retreat - DATE CHANGE!
~ Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, and Ruth King

When:
Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Sunday, August 3, 2014
Where:
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
Contact:
Bonnie Riley - brileycreative@me.com
Registration:
Registration Information - for link, Click Here

Fall Weeklong Retreat: Intimacy with Life
~ Tara Brach, Pat Coffey, Jonathan Foust and Anam Thubten

When:
Weeklong dates Friday, October 24 to Friday, October 31, 2014
NOTE: NO weekend option.
Where:
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
Registration:
For more information, click here on this link.
Registration will open June 25 - approximately 9AM East Coast time.
Contact:
For additional information, contact La Sarmiento at la_sarmiento@yahoo.com

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

Kripalu
When:
November 7 - 9, 2014
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), $20 additional charge
10.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $20 additional charge
10.5 credits for Certified Counselors (NBCC), $20 additional charge

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

When:
Friday, December 26, 2014 to Thursday, January 1, 2015
Where:
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
Registration:
For more information, click here on this link.
Registration will open 4 months before the start of retreat - approximately 9AM East Coast time.
Contact:
Additional information at IMCW.org.

Additional residential retreats with Tara:
4/17 to 24/2015 - IMCW Spring Retreat, Reisterstown, MD,
5/1 to 8/2015 - Yucca Valley, CA
5/15 to 17/2015 - Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA
6/25 to 28/2015 - IMCW Women's Retreat, Reisterstown, MD
9/25 to 27/2015 - Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA
10/9 to 16/2015 - IMCW Fall Retreat, Reisterstown, MD
12/27/2015 to 1/1/2016 - New Year's Retreat, Reisterstown, MD