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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 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
Retreats are an invitation to enter a sanctuary of peace, stillness, insight and self-reflection. Through the combination of mindfulness meditation, wisdom teachings, silence and community, we discover how to live with true happiness and release what interferes with our innate well being.
In this silent retreat we will explore essential Buddhist teachings and meditation practices. There will be systematic instructions in Insight Meditation, as well as in loving-kindness (metta) practice. The evening talks will highlight the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives. Throughout the retreat there are meetings with teachers to support you in your practice. There is also a daily practice of mindful yoga that deeply supports the body and the meditation process.
This is an excellent retreat for those wishing to refresh their meditation practice or deepen their understanding of Buddhist teachings in the supportive company of others.
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.