NOTE: All young adult rates have been allocated. Please apply for a scholarship if you are in need.
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During this traditional Insight Meditation retreat we will follow the advice of the Buddha and hold many of our sessions at the base of a grand old California oak tree, in the beautiful natural setting of Spirit Rock. People who have done meditation practice in nature are profoundly moved by the experience and often report a new sense of enchantment and connection with the world.
This retreat will be held in silence and follow a traditional schedule of sitting and walking meditation. The Dharma talks and discussions will present both traditional Buddhist views of self and reality, as well as some of the latest information from evolutionary biology, deep-ecology, and psychology to support and guide the meditations. The retreat is suitable for both beginning and advanced meditation students.
Recommended reading for this retreat is Wes Nisker's book Buddha's Nature.
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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.