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01SepAll Day30Living Dharma Program (LDP3)Spaces still available! --- Application Deadline: September 27, 2023 --- Program Dates: September 30, 2023 – May 4, 2024(All Day) Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Dawn Mauricio Accepting ApplicationsOnlinePrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: September 30, 2023 – May 4, 2024; specific dates below. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sliding Scale: $2100 - $3500. Code LD3T23. Application deadline (updated): September 27, 2023 PROGRAM DATES:
Dates: September 30, 2023 – May 4, 2024; specific dates below.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sliding Scale: $2100 – $3500. Code LD3T23.
Application deadline (updated): September 27, 2023
PROGRAM DATES: September 2023 – May 2024
All large group sessions:
9:30am – 4:00pm US Pacific Time
Program Opening: September 30 (Required) – 9:30am-11:30am PT
Session 1: October 14
Session 2: November 4
Session 3: December 2
Session 4: January 6
Session 5: February 3
Session 6: March 2
Session 7: April 6
Session 8: May 4
Preferred pre-requisites (strongly encouraged, not required):
- A minimum of 10 days of any combination of: silent residential meditation retreats, daylongs, or mindfulness workshops
- At least 2 years of meditation practice
- For white-identified applicants, priority will be given to those who have done or are signed up to take a white awareness, antiracist, and/or racial equity training
- Priority is offered to those practicing Vipassana (Insight Meditation)
This program is to be held entirely online and designed for meditators and Buddhist practitioners wishing to engage wholeheartedly in a deep exploration and practice of Dharma through the study and teaching of the Buddha’s “Noble Eightfold Path.” Using the classic Buddhist teachings of sīla, samādhi, and pañña (ethics, meditation, and wisdom), we will look at how we cultivate mindfulness, kindness, and balance given the inner stresses of modern life, and the outer challenges of social inequity and the pressure of climate change.
This will be a practical, experiential, and meditative program exploring the Buddha’s teachings on the eight limbs of the Dharma path: Wise Understanding, Wise Motivation, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Communication, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, and Wise Concentration. Through the support of these teachings we will inquire how to live and respond to life with awareness, wisdom, and compassion.
In this journey, we will create a vibrant learning community to study, meditate, and inquire into these key areas of Buddhist teaching and how to make these teachings practical and relevant in our current social milieu. Our meditation practice and what is happening around us politically, socially, and globally are not separate. As we explore the Eightfold Path teachings, we will apply what was taught 2600 years ago to what we live and experience in our contemporary lives.
- Monthly large group sessions (recorded)
- Monthly small group sessions
- Daily and monthly home practices and readings
- Monthly written reflections
- Monthly Q&A (recorded)
- Must attend Program Opening on September 30, 2023 – required!
- Must attend at least 6 of 8 large group sessions live (and access recordings of any missed sessions)
- Meditation: 20-30 min/day recommended
- Reading, journaling, and written reflections: 4-8 hr/month
- One small group meeting with teachers (held during a large group session)
- Q&A Sessions: 1 hr/month (highly recommended but not required, and will be recorded)
- Wed, Nov 15 – 10:00am PT
- Wed, Jan 10 – 6:00pm PT
- Thurs, Feb 15 – 10:00am PT
- Wed, March 20 – 6:00pm PT
APPLICATION TIMELINE AND PROCESS:
April 27 – September 27, 2023: Applications open and accepted on a rolling basis until program is full.
September 28: Final notifications sent out
Deposits due: Within 3 days of acceptance notification
All applications will go through a screening process by the teachers and will be formally accepted on a rolling basis throughout the application period until the program fills, or until September 27, 2023, whichever comes first. Applications received after the program is full or after September 27 (again, whichever comes first) will automatically be considered for the waitlist. You are encouraged to apply early.
All applicants will be notified of their status no later than September 27, 2023, via email.
Sliding Scale: $2100 – $3500. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports the teachers of this program as well as Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate of $2100 is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others.
Standard Sliding Scale:
Benefactor – $3500
Sustainer – $2650
Base – $2100
Scholarship Sliding Scale:
Scholarship rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are open to those needing financial support.
Scholarship Rate 1 – $1950
Scholarship Rate 2 – $1650
Scholarship Rate 3 – $790
Scholarship Rate 4 – $525 (Reserved for BIPOC)*
*Scholarship Rates 4 is limited and reserved for BIPOC folks only who may experiencing acute financial hardship. If closer to the program start there are unallocated scholarships for this rate, these may become available for non-BIPOC folks.
Participation in LDP requires a financial commitment. ALL participants have the option of paying in full, or a 30% deposit at the time of acceptance. Payment plans are available for all levels of the sliding scale.
If you choose to pay a deposit, you can set up three monthly installments for the remaining balance which will be due in October, November, and December 2023. Installments can only be set up on credit cards. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Participating in LDP will require your commitment of both time and financial resources. If you need to withdraw from the program, the following fee structure will apply. Cancellation fee is deducted from the program fees paid; fee is a percentage of the total amount agreed to pay. These fees apply to all participants.
$50 non-refundable, flat fee for all applicants August 1 – September 15
10% fee: September 16 – September 29
25% fee: September 30 – October 14
50% fee: October 15 – November 4
No refunds = On or after November 5
Go Here to Learn More: Living Dharma Program Details
18Nov(Nov 18)2:30 PM26(Nov 26)11:00 AMRefuge, Resilience, Presence, and Love In Our TimesSPACES STILL AVAILABLE2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kittisaro; Thanissara; Gullu Singh; Dawn Mauricio; Djuna Devereaux (yoga); Adam Stonebraker (assistant) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Saturday to Sunday, November 18-26, 2023 (8 nights). Code 296R23. Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm Departure Time: 11:00 am Sliding Scale: $1640-$4160* Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room - $4160 Benefactor - $3280 Sustainer - $2520 BASE -
Dates: Saturday to Sunday, November 18-26, 2023 (8 nights). Code 296R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $1640-$4160*
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $4160
Benefactor – $3280
Sustainer – $2520
BASE – $1640
Reduced Rate – $1040
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $440
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).
Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on June 27, 2023.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Taking the themes of refuge, resilience, presence, and love, we will explore an intentional, heart-centered approach rooted in the Dharma and the Bodhisattva Path. We’ll explore what it means to walk a path that balances inner well-being while meeting the challenge of our planetary emergency.
Within a mindful, contemplative, silent container, supported by Insight Meditation and Dharma reflections, we will draw from teachings and practices that touch into timelessness, the cultivation of agility and resilience, and opening into the heart medicine of love and compassion.
The retreat is informed by a synthesis of Theravāda and Mahāyāna practices, in particular centered within the Quan Yin Dharma door. This includes the use of mantras, chanting, and ceremony. The retreat concludes with a Quan Yin Compassion Ceremony. In addition to Dharma talks, meditation instructions, and gentle, somatically-based Yoga sessions, there will be small group meetings with the teachers.
Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we returned to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($55/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.
Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…
Room Occupancy Update*: Starting March 27, 2022, we returned to double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.
*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.
Gullu Singh, JD