"When women lose touch with their real selves, the harmony of the world ceases to exist and destruction sets in. It is therefore crucial that every woman, everywhere, make every effort to re-discover her fundamental nature, for only then can we save this world."...Mata Amritanandamayima (Ammachi)
Within each woman there is a reservoir of creative energy and intuitive wisdom that can fuel our spiritual awakening - and support our passionate participation in the interconnected web of life. Join a diverse circle of women on the path of embodied presence in this meditation retreat designed to awaken the gifts, creativity, and innate wisdom of women - while addressing the particular suffering of women's bodies, hearts and lives.
Whatever our age, ethnicity, body type, or sexual orientation, as women we share a common longing to heal our hearts, awaken to our own inherent wholeness, honor our interconnectedness, and take empowered action to help our world.
Within the safe and nourishing container of this silent retreat, we'll cultivate an approach to meditative practice that honors the creative, intuitive, embodied and relational dimensions of a woman's spiritual journey. We will use the tools of mindfulness meditation, loving-kindness, body-based practices, mandala drawing, inquiry and community sharing to melt the personal and cultural conditioning that may keep us from experiencing our essential value.
It is our wish to support the practice needs of meditators in early adulthood. To this end, Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a special rate of $25 per night, on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.
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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.