"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Insight Meditation Two Month Retreat (Lottery)
Saturday, January 28, 3:00pm - Saturday, March 25, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$10420 - $5210 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 238R17.

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Notifications of admittance or waitlist status and scholarship awards (if applicable) will be sent by September 30, 2016.
If you have missed the open enrollment period, please fill out the application and send it in; we will add you to the bottom of the waiting list.

All applications should be completed electronically; do not handwrite any portion of this application. Send a digital photo with your application. All information is confidential to the teaching and management teams of this retreat. We have provided two versions of the applications, please use the version that best works for you. IMPORTANT Tip: click on the application link to download the form, but BEFORE you start typing into the form re-save (& re-name) the form to your desktop otherwise you may risk losing your information.
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Work Exchange Information:
If you are interested in a work exchange for the month long retreats you will need to fill out the retreat application as well as the work retreatant application. On the retreat application, on the payment page, notate "Work Exchange Applicant." We will have two work retreatants for February and two work retreatants for March, so please fill out the appropriate application for the month you are interested in (we do not have a work retreatant role for the two-month retreat). work exchange

Completion of two (2) previous silent 7-day Vipassana retreats led by Spirit Rock or IMS teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. You will need to provide the teachers' names, dates, location, length and style of the retreats when applying, along with a questionnaire.

Retreat Description:
An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

Special Offering:
For the month-long retreats only, Spirit Rock is extending the upper age limit of the young adult rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special Young Adult Rate is $35 per night. A limited number of special rates will be available.

Additional scholarship funding has been allocated for our People of Color communities.

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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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