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NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated. If you are in need of financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.
"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 Please refer to the Construction Map for the location of construction relative to the Retreat Hall.
This retreat is for those who are currently facilitating or plan to be facilitating mindfulness, or for clinicians using mindfulness in therapeutic interventions. Cosponsored by UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center.
This unique retreat, for those who currently facilitate or plan to facilitate mindfulness, will offer an experiential understanding of mindfulness practice through retreat format as well as tools, exploration, guidance and support around facilitation.
On this retreat you will:
o Deepen your understanding of mindfulness meditation in an intensive retreat format;
o Refine your capacity to facilitate mindfulness meditation and its related disciplines;
o Explore taking your practice and teaching to the next level;
o Study issues and themes relevant to facilitation such as diversity, presence and embodiment;
o Understand latest scientific research on mindfulness and its efficacy; and
o Enjoy a rich community of like-minded mindfulness practitioners and facilitators.
During this mostly silent Insight Meditation retreat we will contextualize contemporary mindfulness approaches within the Buddhist tradition. Additionally, there will be workshop sessions to explore key issues related to mindfulness and its pedagogy, as well as interactive time for community building. Yoga will be offered daily as a support for embodying the principles of mindfulness.
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.