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

Solstice Insight Meditation Retreat
Donald Rothberg, John Travis, Heather Sundberg
Monday, December 18, 3:00pm - Saturday, December 23, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1395 - $635 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 322R17.
OPEN- Apply online here

Download application forms to submit via fax, email, or postal mail.
NOTE: All Young Adult rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.
If are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.



In this retreat, we will emphasize centering ourselves at the time of the holidays and the New Year, quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening up our hearts, and using inquiry to help give energy to our practice. There will be a special emphasis on opening to the darkness, including to our difficulties and challenges, as well as to the coming light--such as beauty, joy and love. We will have a winter solstice ceremony.

The retreat will include complete meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, daily lovingkindness practice, evening talks, and meetings with teachers.

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.

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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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