PLEASE 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
Metta is the Pali term for friendship 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, along with 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 yoga practice, as we find this is a helpful complement to the loving-kindness meditation.
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.
Special Opportunity for an extended retreat:
If you would like to have the opportunity of a longer retreat period (18 nights), you can register for the Metta retreat (376R14) and apply for the July Insight/Goldstein Lottery retreat (378R14).
PLEASE NOTE: The July Insight/Goldstein lottery bypass spots are SOLD OUT.
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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.