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

Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Hardy, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
Sunday, March 25, 3:00pm - Sunday, April 1, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1760 - $800 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 342R18.
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This retreat has just filled. Please submit a registration form if you are interested in being added to a waitlist.
NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.
If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.



Prerequiste: Completion of at least one 3-night silent Vipassana retreat.

This is a seven-night Vipassana retreat emphasizing body and energy awareness. In the systematic teaching of Vipassana meditation, it is mindfulness of the body in stillness and movement that are taught first. Thus, mindfulness of the body becomes the ground for understanding emotions and mind states as they arise in practice whether they are pleasant or difficult. Moreover, for many meditation students practicing mindfulness of the body arouses various kinds of bodily energetic experiences that can be confusing, alarming or enticing.

This silent retreat will offer teachings and a time for discussion of such energetic experiences. Many subtle understandings in regard to stillness and movement will be explored. The primary focus of the retreat is to help you learn how to utilize body awareness more skillfully in your meditation and in daily life. A number of different movement practices may be offered during the retreat.

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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