"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
This is a silent retreat for writers, painters and anyone wanting to deepen their contact with the creative spirit. Alternating between stillness and creative activity provides fertile ground for the flowering of one's unique expression.
In addition to the usual schedule of sitting and walking meditation, we will offer two tracks of creative pursuit--one for painters with master teacher Barbara Kaufman and one for writers with Sandy Boucher, a writer and dharma teacher.
There will be two hours of 'studio time' in the morning and two hours in the evening. Meditation instructions, daily yoga/movement, and dharma talks, and interviews will be offered. Prior silent retreat experience is recommended, not mandatory.
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.