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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 Short, Intensive Retreat in Mindfulness, Metta, and Morality
Sylvia Boorstein, Konda Mason (assistant)
Monday, June 25, 9:30am - Wednesday, June 27, 3:00pm
upper Retreat Hall
$660 - $300 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 369R18.
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This retreat is suitable for both beginners as well as practitioners who would enjoy a refresher overview of the Eightfold Path and the Metta Sutta (Instructions on Impartial Kindness). Periods of didactic (interactive) instruction in a variety of concentration and mindfulness strategies will alternate with periods of silence to allow for contemplative practice. The relationship of 'techniques of practice' to the 'goal of practice' will be highlighted so that commitment to practice is strengthened. This short retreat will be presented as ongoing practice in order to emphasize that all of life is practice. Mindful movement, suitable for all, will be integrated into the group practice. This three-day "mini" residential retreat will start in the morning on the first day (9:30am) and end mid-afternoon (3:00pm) on the third day.

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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