Research shows that mindfulness meditation may boost your ability to stay focused, your happiness, your immune system, and even rewire your brain. It can increase clarity and awareness and help bring a balance to your life. This retreat offers a chance to learn and practice meditation, explore how to apply it to your legal practice and connect with like-minded professionals.
Since 2003, Spirit Rock has offered eight retreats for legal professionals intended to help integrate these desirable qualities into their professional lives. Both retreat leaders and participants have enjoyed ongoing growth in bringing a meditative perspective to legal work. We are excited to come together for the next chapter of this program, welcoming both old and new colleagues into the community.
The retreat is open to attorneys, judges, law students, legal professors, mediators and other legal professionals. The program is appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators.
NOTE: This retreat is not fully silent, but there will be many opportunities for silent practice. We will have CLE-related lectures, group discussions and more. The first day will likely be spent entirely in silent practice.
Cosponsored by U.C. Berkeley Law School's Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. 5 hours of MCLE credit are available.
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.