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The Power of Presence: A Women's Meditation Retreat
Julie Wester, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Anna Douglas, Anne Cushman (yoga)
Monday, September 22, 3:00pm - Sunday, September 28, 12:00pm
upper Retreat Hall
$1200 - $600 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 396R14.
Will open for registration on 5/20/2014

"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 on some Saturdays. 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

"When women lose touch with their real selves, the harmony of the world ceases to exist and destruction sets in. It is therefore crucial that every woman, everywhere, make every effort to re-discover her fundamental nature, for only then can we save this world."...Mata Amritanandamayima (Ammachi)

Within each woman there is a reservoir of creative energy and intuitive wisdom that can fuel our spiritual awakening-and support our passionate participation in the interconnected web of life. Join a diverse circle of women on the path of embodied presence in this silent meditation retreat designed to awaken the gifts, creativity, and innate wisdom of women-while addressing the particular suffering of women's bodies, hearts and lives.

Whatever our age, ethnicity, body type, or sexual orientation, as women we share a common longing to heal our hearts, awaken to our own inherent wholeness, honor our interconnectedness, and take empowered action to help our world.

Within the safe and nourishing container of this silent retreat, we'll cultivate an approach to meditative practice that honors the creative, intuitive, embodied, and relational dimensions of a woman's spiritual journey. We will use the tools of mindfulness meditation, loving kindness, body-based practices, mandala drawing, inquiry, and community sharing to melt the personal and cultural conditioning that may keep us from experiencing our essential value.

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.

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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.




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