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11Jun(Jun 11)3:00 PM21(Jun 21)11:30 AMSayadaw U Tejaniya Style Retreat (Lottery)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (21) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Alexis Santos; Andrea Fella; Carol Wilson; Susa Talan; Mark Nunberg; Franz Moeckl (movement) No prerequisite
Dates: Thursday, June 11, 3:00pm - Sunday, June 21, 11:30am; 10 nights Sliding Scale: $2800-$1250, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 360R20. Lottery will open on 1/14/20. Retreat
Dates: Thursday, June 11, 3:00pm – Sunday, June 21, 11:30am; 10 nights
Sliding Scale: $2800-$1250, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 360R20.
Lottery will open on 1/14/20.
Throughout this retreat, open to all, we will practice seeing that dhamma – the true nature of reality – is revealed everywhere. When the mind is clouded by defilements, or negative states such as anger, fear, greed, confusion and ignorance, we are unable to recognize reality accurately because the quality of wisdom is dimmed. When the mind is unclouded, we can recognize the nature of cause and effect and this further strengthens wisdom. Nature is not ‘I,’ not ‘us,’ nor ‘them,’ nor ‘others.’ Whatever happens in the present moment is nature; even defilements become dhamma. If we experience nature as it really is, the mind is free.
Observance of the eight monastic precepts, which include abstaining from eating after noon, will be optional. The schedule will include periods of open group sittings.
Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).
After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than two weeks after the lottery closes; 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. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!
Also, please remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please consider paying 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.