OHMC Spring Retreat 2017


  • Wellspring Conference Center 11411 Neelsville Church Road Germantown, MD, 20876 United States

Solid as a Mountain: Staying Rooted in the Midst of Chaos

We all need strong roots in order to thrive and withstand the storms of our life. What are our roots? Where do we take refuge when things become difficult? Together we will explore ways to strengthen our connections to the things that keep us healthy, grounded, and peaceful. We will also look into the gifts that times of chaos and turmoil may provide.

This retreat will be an opportunity to learn and enjoy the art of mindful and peaceful living. It will help us learn to recognize and embrace our pain, find peace within ourselves, and foster stronger connection in our communities. It will give us an opportunity to stop, rest, and touch the source of wisdom, compassion and healing in ourselves, so that we can renew our relationships and bring peace and understanding to our world. Through the practice of mindfulness we will learn how to nourish happiness, gratitude, good communication and serenity in our daily life.

Each day there will be sessions of yoga, meditation, sitting and walking meditation, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation. We will also learn InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play.

About our teacher : Kaira Jewel Lingo, formerly Sr. Jewel, was ordained as a nun by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1999 and as a Dharma teacher in 2007. She returned to lay life in March of 2015 and continues to share the practice of mindfulness as a lay Buddhist teacher. Kaira Jewel has led mindfulness retreats in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Brazil, India and Southern Africa. She shares mindfulness and compassion, especially with children, families and young people, and brings mindfulness to teachers and schools. She also leads regular retreats for people of color and artists. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader.

Date and Time:  April 7-9, 2017                                                                                        Arrive - Friday between 4-6 pm           Departure- Sunday at 2 pm

Location: Wellspring Conference Center, 1411 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, Maryland 20876

This retreat will be offered on a sliding scale.  Please pay as much as you can afford so that everyone who wants to attend is able to.

Level 1- Helps Sponsor Others- $495

Level 2- Full Price of the Retreat- $395

Level 3- Discount needed #1- $295

Level 4- Discount needed #2- $195