Jewish Meditation Weekend


Am Kolel Sanctuary
19520 Darnestown Road
Beallsville, MD 20839-3308

The retreat center is 15 miles from Rockville MD. Directions to the retreat center are here:

If you would like to get a look at the facility, you can click here:

If you need to talk to someone at the retreat center, or if you want to give someone an emergency number, their number is (301) 349-2799.

Arrival Date & Time

Thursday, November 15th
Please arrive between 4:00 and 6:00 PM to register and settle in before the program formally starts.

Departure Date & Time

Sunday, November 18th
We will end with lunch at noon.

This retreat is sold out. Use the form below to be added to the waiting list.

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 $300 Double $250 Quad $175 Commuter

$400 Single is SOLD OUT

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**Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

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Special needs for your room

While the kitchen at Am Kolel is strictly vegetarian/fish, it is not formally kosher. We will serve no meat. We try to see that the food we purchase has a hechsher. We won't cook on Shabbat. We can meet some of your special needs regarding diet and allergies if we know ahead of time what these are. Please send any food requests to Brian at

Specific needs regarding food

Deposits and cancellation policy:
A minimum deposit of $180.00 is required to hold your place.
The refund policy of The Awakened Heart Project (AHP) is as follows: Any deposit or payment made for a retreat presented by AHP is refundable for any reason prior to ten (10) days before the retreat, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

Within the period of ten (10) days prior to a retreat presented by AHP, any deposit or payment made for that retreat is refundable only for illness or exceptional circumstances, and at our discretion, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

Important Additional Information:
Am Kolel does have some meditation supplies, like backjacks, and they have have plenty of chairs. If you have meditation cushions, etc that you would like to use, please bring them with you.

When you arrive, the beds will be made and towel sets laid out. They ask that folks strip their beds when they leave on Sunday.

Plan on dressing comfortably and informally. You may want to bring special clothes for Shabbat according to your own Shabbat custom. If you plan on using a tallis or tefillin for prayers, which is optional, please bring your own. The retreat center has minimal cushions for sitting on the floor so if you want to do that please bring your own.

The retreat will be conducted in social silence. That means, that once we explain the practice after dinner on Monday we will observe silence at all times, including during meals, walking, and the time spent in your room. There will be periods each day for asking questions in the large group. Each person will also have private or small group time with the teacher, where you can describe your practice and discuss anything that is arising for you as a result of the retreat experience. The basic practice we teach is to pay attention to what is occurring in the present moment throughout the entire time of the retreat. Towards that end we invite you to leave reading materials, ipods, computers etc. at home.

Retreat Center Information
If you need to talk to someone at the retreat center, or if you want to give someone an emergency number, their number is 301-349-2799.