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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom
Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, Howard Cohn, Shakthi Ganeshan (movement)
Monday, July 24, 3:00pm - Sunday, July 30, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1475 - $670 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 284R17.
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NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.
If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.



In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat we will explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding and insight into our human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.

As well as sitting and walking insight meditation practice, we will emphasize integrating loving kindness and compassion into all moments of the retreat. This allows a kind embrace of ourselves and connects us intimately with each other and the world. In this retreat there will be periods of meditation, dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and discussion. The retreat is suitable for experienced and newer students to meditation.

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.

For more information about Hemera Foundation Scholarships: ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.

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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.

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