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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 Two Month Retreat
Saturday, January 27, 3:00pm - Saturday, March 24, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$11700 - $5320 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 340R18.
LOTTERY OPEN-Apply Here

LOTTERY DETAILS:
The lottery registration is now open (July 11, 2017). It will close at the end of the day on August 31, 2017. No preference is given to when you apply within this 2-month period even if you are applying for a scholarship.

All applicants must apply online. Monastics interested in attending, please contact the Registration Department. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process. If you are needing scholarship assistance, please complete the scholarship section included in the application. If you do not, you will not be considered for schoalrship funding. For descriptions of the scholarship options, please visit Financial Assistance and Scholarship Information.

After the lottery closes, all applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on October 5, 2017; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.



Prerequisite:
BEFORE you apply, you must have a minimum of 2 previously completed, silent 7-night Vipassana retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or the equivalent. You will need to provide the teachers' names, dates, location, length/# of nights and style of the retreats when applying, along with a questionnaire.

Retreat Description:
February Teachers: James Baraz, Carol Wilson, Adrianne Ross, Greg Scharf, DaRa Williams, Erin Treat, Martha (Rasika) Link (yoga)

March Teachers: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage, John Martin, Amana Brembry Johnson (yoga), Neesha Patel (trainee-1st 2 weeks), Noliwe Alexander (trainee-2nd 2 weeks)

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

Special Offering for the month-long retreats only:
Spirit Rock is extending the upper age limit of the young adult scholarship rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special rate is $35 per night. A limited number of special rates will be available.

Additional scholarship funding has been offered once again for our POC communities.

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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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