MenuSearch

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

Awakening As We Age
Anna Douglas
Saturday, February 24, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - 200. Please bring your lunch. Code AD2D18.
OPEN-Register Here

Designed for individuals age 55 and over, this retreat is about the possibility of awakening to the truth of life as we age. Aging, as well as illness, disability, or loss, has the potential to turn us away from our outer preoccupations and return us to our inner life and our inner purpose, which is to realize the potential of human consciousness – the flowering of wisdom and compassion.

There are many challenges in aging – physical, emotional, and mental - which we may resist mightily. What we may not yet have realized are the hidden gifts to be found in those same challenges. Being with others who, like us, are working with the issues of aging can lead us to a special kind of consciousness raising.

Through practicing together – with dharma teachings and interactive exercises – the gifts will reveal themselves and we will gain greater clarity of meaning and purpose for our own precious human life.

Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this event for $45.


General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Construction Alert: from February – April, 2018, the Marin County Department of Public Works will stabilize and repair a slide area on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. as you exit Fairfax on your way over White’s Hill towards Woodacre. Construction is expected from Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Travelers should expect 10-15 min. delays during peak commuting hours.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Newsletter Sign-up