It is now culturally accepted that there are many mental and even physical benefits of an effective meditation practice. A residential retreat like this one offered by the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville can be an important support in cultivating these benefits for yourself. For those completely new to meditation, the skilled gentle instruction offered in a supportive atmosphere will launch your practice in a meaningful way. For those already established in practice, the retreat offers the support and guidance to experience even more profound effects of meditation.
Our fall retreat, held in noble silence, will emphasize relaxing and quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.
Held at Serenity Ridge in Nelson County, this weekend retreat is suitable for both seasoned practitioners and beginners given that full instruction will be offered.
The retreat cost is $100 (with a separate fee for room and board). Some partial scholarships may be available. Please apply for a partial scholarship on the registration form and a retreat manager will contact you.
Room and board cost varies by selection. Click through the reservation form to view a detailed list of accommodation options and their costs. Also, the form allow you to pay with PayPal. If you prefer to send a check, please forward it to Heather Karp, PO Box 826, Charlottesville, 22902-0826.
In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please provide notification in writing to Heather Karp, email@example.com. We are able to return fees only as follows:
If you cancel before September 26, you will receive a refund of 60% of your payment. If you cancel on September 26 or later, we will not be able to offer a refund.There is no refund if you leave the retreat early.
Our retreat center, Serenity Ridge, is a smoke-free environment. There is no smoking anywhere on the retreat center grounds.