THE IN-PERSON MUSSAR RETREAT

May 19-23, 2024

Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD 

Alan Morinis & Avi Fertig
Alan Morinis & Avi Fertig

Reaching Towards Compassion

Fulfilling the Soul’s Need in Times of Conflict

 

Embarking on this journey involves navigating the delicate balance between self-compassion and extending that kindness to others. It's about recognizing when compassion might not be the immediate response, and learning how to act with decisiveness without losing the essence of empathy. Engage in the art of approaching and navigating difficult conversations with empathy and understanding. At the heart of it all lies the essence of Rachamim, a harmonious blend of loving-kindness (chesed) and judgment (din), forming a profound balance that shapes our interactions and relationships. Join us in exploring these facets, unlocking a deeper understanding of compassion in your daily life.

 

Registration is now open! Space is limited Reserve Your Spot Today!

We are excited to announce our upcoming in-person Mussar retreat. Our event seeks to open minds and hearts as we gather to engage in deepening our connections with self, others, and The Divine.

Our program will begin Sunday evening, May 19, and run through Thursday, May 23, 2024 (ET). More details on the program and faculty coming soon!

We're excited to offer you a unique and immersive experience designed to provide guidance, comfort, inspiration, connection, and support.

What to Expect

- Engage with Mussar teachers and TMI staff, including Alan Morinis, Helaine Sheias, Avi Fertig, Leslie-Anne Copes-Finke, Eric Gurvis, Dianne Benmayor, and other community leaders.

- Dive into intensive text study, small group learning, practical workshops, introspective practices, and stimulating lectures.
- Reconnect with your mind, body, and soul in the stunning natural surroundings.
- Discover transformative Mussar teachings for daily life.
- Forge meaningful connections with fellow Mussar practitioners.
- Enjoy a four-day program for an immersive and deeper experience.
- Savor delicious, soul-nourishing meals.

Pricing
Chaverim member pricing and scholarships are not available for this event. We have made available a limited two-tier pricing option available on a first come first served basis.

Price includes:

  • 4 nights/5 days lodging
  • All meals, snacks, and beverages
  • All programming and materials
  • Use of Retreat grounds and amenities (except those with an extra fee, such as the pool)
  • Free 3-month Chaverim trial membership for non-members
  • Access to the Kallah XXI 2024 Library of recordings for those who did not attend this year
Transportation to and from the retreat is not included. You are responsible for securing your own transportation, but we can provide you with recommendations provided by Pearlstone.

Tier 1 Single Room Price Per Person: $1,950.00

Tier 2 Single Room Price Per Person: $1,750.00

Tier 1 Double Room Price Per Person: $1,500.00

Tier 2 Double Room Price Per Person: $1,300.00

Tier 1 and 2 pricing does not reflect the size or quality of your room. 

Payment and Refund Policy

53 spaces are available for overnight guests in one of Pearlstone's comfortably appointed single or double occupancy retreat center rooms. Reservations must be made for Sunday-Thursday, partial or one-night stays are not possible at Pearlstone. Reserve your space today by paying in full or with a $400 deposit. Payment and limited term deposit schedule is as follows:

Payment in full is required by April 21, 2024.

For payment plan with deposit, payments will be as scheduled:

1/31/24: $400 deposit due to reserve your tier and occupancy space. Late deposits will not be accepted unless space remains available.

2/29/24: Cancel by this date to receive a full refund on your deposit.

3/1/24: First of two remaining balance payments on your reservation is due. Late payments will not be accepted and doing so cancels your reservation to make space for someone on the waiting list. In such cases, your deposit will be refunded.

  • Tier 1 Single: $775.00
  • Tier 2 Single: $675.00
  • Tier 1 Double: $550.00
  • Tier 2 Double: $450.00

3/1/24-3/31/24: Cancel during this period to receive a 50% refund of your deposit and first payment. Non-refunded payments will convert to a donation to TMI.

4/1/24: Second of two remaining balance payments on your reservation is due. Late payments will not be accepted and doing so cancels your reservation to make space for someone on the waiting list. In such cases, you will receive a 25% refund of your deposit and first payment. Non-refunded payments will convert to a donation to TMI.

  • Tier 1 Single: $775.00
  • Tier 2 Single: $675.00
  • Tier 1 Double: $550.00
  • Tier 2 Double: $450.00

4/1/24-4/21/24: Cancel during this period to receive a 25% refund of your deposit and first and second payments. Non-refunded payments will convert to a donation to TMI. This is also a grace period for all deferred payments being mailed by check. Once again, payment in full is due by April 21st.

4/22/24-5/23/24: Cancel during this period (whether paid in full or on payment plan) forfeits refund of all payments. You will not receive a refund for cancelling during this period. Non-refunded payments will convert to a donation to TMI. No shows at the retreat also forfeit their right to any refund.

If all spaces fill, we will open a waiting list on the registration form with a deposit of $400. However, the waiting list does not guarantee a space, or the tier pricing level and occupancy you desire. If a space opens and it’s your turn on the waiting list, we will notify you of the pricing tier and occupancy available and give you a choice to withdraw for a full refund of your deposit or pay the balance in full within 7 days but no later than May 5/16/24.

Please note: We may not be able to accommodate dietary needs/allergies if you reserve a room later than 30 days before the retreat begins. 

Protect Your Trip
The Mussar Institute cannot refund payments made later than this published schedule even for medical emergencies or bereavement because Pearlstone does not provide refunds for cancellations for any reason. We strongly recommend attendees taking out a travel insurance policy to cover potential losses due to last-minute unavoidable cancellations. Pearlstone does not reimburse TMI for your absence, thus no shows cannot be refunded either.
Let's come together, support one another, and anticipate an unforgettable retreat that deepens our connection to Mussar.

Stay strong, stay connected, and save the date for a transformative experience in May 2024!

Registration is open. Waiting list will activate when spaces are full.