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

The Convergence of Wisdom and Love
Dana DePalma, Diana Winston, Matthew Brensilver, Noliwe Alexander (assistant), Ashley Sharp (yoga)
Saturday, October 20, 3:00pm - Wednesday, October 24, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1220 - $555 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 206R18.
Will open for registration on 6/20/2018

Wisdom and love, cultivated on the spiritual path, are sometimes referred to as the two wings of a bird. Both are needed. Both can be developed over time and with practice.

In this silent retreat we will explore complementary practices that cultivate both "wings" of wisdom and love. We'll spend each day practicing mindfulness, developing sustained awareness of our moment-to-moment experience. Once our minds settle, we can start to see more clearly into ourselves which helps us access our own inner wisdom. Simultaneously, throughout this retreat we will learn specific practices that deliberately cultivate the warmth of kindness and compassion for ourselves and the world. As these two "wings" mature, we see more clearly, love more fully, and so much goodness unfolds.

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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