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

Awakening in Every Moment: A Retreat in Mindfulness, Metta, and Morality
Sylvia Boorstein, Dana DePalma, Carol Cano (assistant), Victoria Cary (trainee)
Friday, January 12, 3:00pm - Monday, January 15, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$990 - $450 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 330R18.
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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.



The Eightfold Path, the centerpiece and "heart" of practice in the Buddhist tradition, aims to develop the skillful means of Mindfulness, Metta (impartial good will), and Morality/Virtue. In this three-night retreat, the Eightfold Path will be presented as the template for the translation of each of these skills into our contemplative practice. In meditation, we'll practice mindfulness skills and metta techniques as well as imaginative techniques for dedicating ourselves to refining our virtues. Teachings will be interspersed throughout each day and, as always with Sylvia, there will be many heartwarming stories of practicing in everyday life.

This retreat is open to both beginners and long-time practitioners.

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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