Upcoming Events:


Winter 2020 Daylong Retreat with Hugh Byrne

Training the Mind and Opening the Heart:
Practicing in Difficult Times

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Riverview Retreat Center at Camp Pecometh
401 Jack Elliot Way, Centreville, MD

In these challenging times, the practices of mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion can help us calm and steady our minds, open our hearts, and build resilience to engage and respond wisely, kindly and appropriately in our families, communities and our world.  In this daylong retreat we will practice the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness, compassion and loving-kindness in meditation and daily life.

The day will include meditation instruction, periods of sitting, walking and eating meditation, and practices of self-acceptance that can help us meet our experience with greater kindness and compassion.

To register, complete and mail the registration form to Ruth Davis, 11496 Still Pond Road, Worton MD 21678 with a $10.00 check, payable to IMC-Chestertown. For further information call 410-778-1746, or e-mail info@imc-chestertown.org.

Hugh Byrne is well known as a regular guest teacher and speaker at IMC- Chestertown. He is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. For information about Hugh Byrne’s training and experience, visit his website at: www.hugh-byrne.com .

The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as for experienced meditators.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring your own cushion or other sitting equipment if you wish.  Chairs and benches are also available for those who prefer not to sit on the floor.

The $10 registration fee covers the expenses of the day. Dana, traditional donations to support the continued work of the teacher, are accepted separately at the retreat. A minimum donation of $30 per person is suggested. More generous donations are welcome.

Directions from Chestertown to Riverview Retreat Center at Camp Pecometh:

Travel South on Route 213 past Church Hill.  Turn right on Island Creek Road and go 3 miles until it dead ends into Lands End Road. Turn left on Lands End Road.  Take the first right onto Jack Elliot Way at the RETREAT ENTRANCE.  Proceed another 0.5 mile to the CAMP ENTRANCE. 

Additional directions are available at www.pecometh.org.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the Chester River Friends Meeting House at 124 Philosophers Terrace, Chestertown, Maryland, 21620.