Being a leader calls on many qualities from us, which can be supported by retreat and meditation. We will be practicing insight meditation with an emphasis on developing courage, clarity, and compassion.
Our practices will include grounding ourselves through mindfulness in sitting, walking and movement; silent practice in nature; and engaging in deep rest and relaxation. The beginning and end of the retreat will include small group sharing and writing reflection, while most of the middle of the retreat will include meditation practice with dharma talks, meditation instruction, and teacher support.
Participants can be formal leaders or emerging leaders in work or community life. Space limited.
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.