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

July Metta Retreat - Cultivating a Loving Heart
Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, John Martin, Sylvia Boorstein, Pawan Bareja (assistant)
Wednesday, July 11, 3:00pm - Friday, July 20, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$2550 - $1160 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 374R18.
Will open for registration on 2/20/2018

Metta is the Pali term for friendship, goodwill or loving-kindness. In this retreat we will develop metta as a meditation practice, which cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart towards ourselves and all other beings. We will also develop the practices of compassion, joy and equanimity. Metta practice leads to greater acceptance of ourselves and others, revealing our fundamental connectedness to all life. The schedule will include regular periods of mindful movement, as we find this is a helpful complement to the loving-kindness meditation.

Pawan Bareja will be assisting in this retreat.

Special Opportunity for an extended retreat:
If you would like to have a longer retreat period (18 nights), you can register for BOTH the Metta retreat (374R18) and the July Insight/Goldstein retreat (376R18). If you are interested in this option, we will have 20 Lottery BYPASS Spots available where you can bypass the lottery for the July Insight/Goldstein retreat. These spots are available to the FIRST 20 applicants. You must register for BOTH retreats and at the same time. You will select this option during the Metta Retreat registration process. Registrations will be open on February 20th, for both of these retreats, no sooner.

If you have been accepted for one of the 20 "bypass" spots, we will send you a confirmation email which will have a link to pay for your registration for the July Insight Meditation Retreat (376R18).

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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