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

Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students
Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington
Monday, October 2, 3:00pm - Monday, October 9, 11:30am
Upper Walking Hall - see details below**
$1725 - $785 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 303R17.
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Prerequisite: Completion of at least two 5-night or longer silent Insight Meditation retreats or permission of the teachers.

In the context of a small and intimate retreat, we will train in three inter-related modes of practice over the course of a week. First, we will settle and stabilize our minds and bodies, becoming more concentrated, through both sitting and moving forms of meditation, including regular Qigong. As we settle, we then become better able to examine closely both the different dimensions of our experience-our bodies, thoughts, and emotions-and the general patterns of experience, both more personal and more universal. We see more clearly where we are reactive, where we suffer, where there is a thick sense of self, and learn to be more with the impermanent flow of experience, transforming our reactivity and habits. We can also tune in more, as we settle and see, to an increasingly unconfined and luminous awareness beyond reactivity, that is a source of freedom, wisdom, and compassion, both in retreat practice and daily life.

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.

**Upper Walking Hall = This retreat is designed as a smaller and more intimate retreat and as such, it is held in the upper Walking Hall. This hall is located at the top of a flight of stairs adjacent to the main meditation hall. It is not accessible by wheelchair or scooter. If you have mobility limitations such that you cannot climb a flight of stairs, this retreat is not appropriate for you. Please call the Registration Department for more details BEFORE you register for this retreat if you have concerns related to your accessibility to the upper Walking Hall.

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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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