NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.
"Supported by the ongoing generosity of our sangha, we have the good fortune to begin construction in the spring of 2014 on our lower campus for a permanent Community Hall and support buildings. Our upper campus, where your residential retreat occurs, is not part of the construction.
While some ambient machinery sound may travel, it will not be continuous or nearby. Construction will take place during business work hours (Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm) and on some Saturdays. Spirit Rock will be open throughout construction. Conditions for meditation practice are rarely perfect and environmental sounds are just another subject for our mindful attention. Teachers will give guidance on how to use it as a basis for your practice. Thank you for supporting our efforts and continuing your practicing at Spirit Rock during this time. We look forward to supporting you on retreat."
~ Spirit Rock Teachers Council RETREAT INFORMATION
Mindfulness meditation practice creates expansiveness and openness in our day-to-day lives. A spacious mindfulness practice can benefit a sense of larger perspective, bigger picture, and broad landscape that can often soothe the mind and calm the heart. The invitation is to be present one more moment, one more hour, one more day -- to allow the boundless qualities of Life to arise and remind us that a clear mind and open heart are possible even in the most complicated circumstances.
This will be a silent meditation retreat and the practice of mindfulness will be experienced through silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations. Open to all levels of meditation-new, beginner, or experienced. Please join us, get on a cushion or chair, settle your mind, open your heart, and see what you discover!
Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $25 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.