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

Essential Dharma Insight Meditation Retreat
Howard Cohn, Bonnie Duran, Mark Coleman, Ashley Sharp (yoga), Tara Mulay (trainee)
Sunday, January 21, 3:00pm - Friday, January 26, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1255 - $570 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 334R18.
Preregistration is now closed

NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and People of Color Scholarship Funds for this retreat have been allocated.
If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.



This is a silent retreat designed especially for those relatively new to the practices of Insight Meditation (Vipassana). The retreat includes systematic instructions in Vipassana meditation - both sitting and walking - as well as loving-kindness practice, meetings with teachers, and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives.

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 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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