NOTE: There are no more scholarship funds or young adult rates left for this retreat
This is a silent retreat for writers, painters and anyone wanting to deepen their contact with the creative spirit. Alternating between stillness and creative activity provides fertile ground for the flowering of one's unique expression.
In addition to the usual schedule of sitting and walking meditation, we will offer two tracks of creative pursuit--one for painters with master teacher Barbara Kaufman and one for writers with Sandy Boucher, a writer and dharma teacher.
There will be two hours of 'studio time' in the morning and two hours in the evening. Meditation instructions, daily yoga/movement, and dharma talks, and interviews will be offered. Prior silent retreat experience is recommended, not mandatory.
Supported by the ongoing generosity of our sangha, we have begun construction 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. Please refer to the Construction Map for the location of construction relative to the Retreat Hall.
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 on some Saturdays. We look forward to supporting your practice here at Spirit Rock.
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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.