LOTTERY IS NOW CLOSED
The waiting list for this retreat will be very long, but if you want to be on the wait list or meet the prerequisite for being a commuter, download the "Wait List/Commuter Application" above.
"Supported by the ongoing generosity of our sangha, we have the good fortune to begin construction in the spring of 2014 on our lower campus for a permanent Community Hall and support buildings. Our upper campus, where your residential retreat occurs, is not part of the construction.
While some ambient machinery sound may travel, it will not be continuous or nearby. Construction will take place during business work hours (Monday -Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm) and Spirit Rock will be open throughout construction. Conditions for meditation practice are rarely perfect and environmental sounds are just another subject for our mindful attention. Teachers will give guidance on how to use it as a basis for your practice. Thank you for supporting our efforts and continuing your practicing at Spirit Rock during this time. We look forward to supporting you on retreat."
~ Spirit Rock Teachers Council RETREAT INFORMATION
The lottery is now open (as of February 11) and will close at 5:00pm on March 11th. No preference is given to when you apply within this period of time. After the lottery closes, you will be notified of your status no later than 5:00pm on March 21st; please refrain from calling before this deadline.
The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience becomes the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding.
This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. We welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds and diverse communities.
Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $25 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.
Special Opportunity for an extended retreat:
If you would like to have the possibility of a longer retreat period (18 nights), you may want to register for the Metta retreat (376R14) and apply for the July Insight/Goldstein Lottery retreat (378R14).
PLEASE NOTE:The July Insight/Goldstein lottery bypass spots are SOLD OUT.
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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.