We offer this expanded day of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness meditation in a flexible format to fit your busy life: You are invited to join us for the morning, for the afternoon or for both sessions. Suitable for beginners or for people wanting a refresher on Mindfulness.
9:00am - 12:30pm (morning session)
A half-day retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation and sequential instructions in mindfulness practice. There will be direction in mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions, thoughts, and broader patterns of experience, both more personal and more universal. This half-day will be held mostly in silence with some short talks, and will generally focus on establishing more firmly a mindfulness practice, both on the cushion and in the flow of daily life.
1:30 - 5:00pm (afternoon session)
In lovingkindness (metta) practice, we cultivate a warm, open heart towards ourselves and others. We grow in self-acceptance and compassion, work through our judgments of self and others, and become better able to speak and act from our hearts in daily life. This half-day of lovingkindness practice will include instructions, alternating periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, short talks, discussion, and a focus on supporting lovingkindness in the midst of our lives.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.