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

Strengthening Resilience, Finding our Home
Oren Sofer
3 Days: Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25; 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $225 - 600. Please bring your lunch. Code OS1M18.
OPEN-Register Here

Finding wholeness and healing are essential parts of any spiritual path. The Buddhist tradition teaches the Brahma Viharas, a set of practices for strengthening four positive mind states: kindness, compassion, joy and balance. These energies can be cultivated as a source of resilience, a vehicle for concentration and a support for insight.

In this three-day nonresidential retreat, we will explore a range of meditative techniques for developing the four Brahma Viharas, and for releasing the obstacles to well-being. Our time together will include instructions, silent and guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, Dharma talks, and question and answer sessions with the teacher.

This retreat is appropriate for both beginning and more experienced meditators.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this program for $135 ($45/day).

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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