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

Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students
Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington, Konda Mason (trainee)
Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm - Sunday, May 20, 11:30am
upper Walking Hall
$1760 - $800 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 355R18.
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Prerequisite: Completion of at least two 5-night or longer silent Insight Meditation retreats or permission of the teachers.

In the context of a small retreat, we will train in three inter-related modes of practice. First, we will settle and stabilize our minds and bodies, becoming more concentrated, through both sitting and moving forms of meditation, including regular Qigong. As we settle, we then become better able to examine closely both our experiences of our bodies, thoughts, and emotions, and the general patterns of experience, both more personal and more universal. We see more clearly when we are reactive, when we suffer, when there is a thick sense of self, and we learn to be more with the impermanent flow of experience. We can also tune in more, as we settle and see, to an increasingly unconfined and luminous awareness beyond reactivity, that is a source of freedom, wisdom, and compassion, both in retreat practice and daily life.

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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