During this silent retreat, we will cultivate what the Buddha called "the beautiful states of heart and mind" - the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes. These are the qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity inherent in us all. As we explore each one, our natural, innate kindness will be strengthened and developed by guided sitting meditations, walking meditation, teachings and group discussions. As our hearts open, we can discover a sense of joy, balance, and interconnection with all of life.
This course is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
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 and all applications will be included in the lottery.
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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.