WMC Charter Hall Winter Retreat
Interested in deepening relationships with others in the WMC? Exploring life as practice? Sharing in a community-made mindfulness weekend in a beautiful setting? The Winter retreat is a chance for participants in the WMC old and young, new and long term to share a weekend of living and being in the practice ~ we plan to learn some of the Plum Village chants and celebrate the turning of the world out of darkness and toward the light.
Date: January 21-23, 2005
Place: Charter Hall, Perryville, Md. ~ about a 90-minute drive north on I-95 across the Susquehanna River to an old house that FDR and Eleanor used as a getaway.
It has character, fireplace, shared rooms, and big, equipped kitchen that we share the making of meals in. It has sunsets, sunrises, and moments of stillness, times of music and laughter, amazing dharma discussions, deep relaxation, chanting, and a tea ceremony ~ the experience of being together in the practice. For children of all ages, there's climbing into bunk beds and through the secret passageway, and parent-created children's activities.
Cost: $50 per adult, $25 per teenager, children 12 and under come free. We have room for 35-40 folks depending on family units and needs. Expect to share a room.
To register: send check made out to the WMC to Scott Schang, 2039 New Hampshire Avenue NW #601, WDC 20009. Questions? E-mail Scott Schang or call (202) 462-8209 (h); (202) 939-3865 (w).