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27Jul(Jul 27)10:00 AM28(Jul 28)4:30 PMConnecting with Courage: Buddhist Practices for Facing Racism and White Privilege10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (28) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): JD Doyle No prerequisiteOpen
Dates: July 27 - July 28, 2019; 10:00am - 4:30pm Sliding Scale: $150 - 400. Code JD1M19. Description: This weekend retreat explores how mindfulness and heart practices can wake us up to
Dates: July 27 – July 28, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code JD1M19.
This weekend retreat explores how mindfulness and heart practices can wake us up to the tangled histories of white privilege and racism. We will focus on connecting with the unconscious and implicit biases that we, as white people, embody at both the individual and collective levels.
The Buddha’s teachings offer practices that support us in attending to the discomfort that arises when we recognize the impact of white privilege and racism. Together, we will face these legacies and develop skills for transforming our hearts and minds to create healing communities that are accessible and open to all.
This retreat is open to all self-identified white folks.
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02Dec(Dec 2)3:00 PM08(Dec 8)11:30 AMFinding True Refuge: LGBTQI Community Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (8) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; John Martin; JD Doyle (teacher-in-training); bruni dávila (teacher-in-training) No prerequisite
Dates: Monday, December 2, 3:00pm - Sunday, December 8, 11:30am; 5 nights Sliding Scale: $1600 - 700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 314R19. Will open for registration on 7/31/2019. This
Dates: Monday, December 2, 3:00pm – Sunday, December 8, 11:30am; 5 nights
Sliding Scale: $1600 – 700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 314R19.
Will open for registration on 7/31/2019.
This retreat is for self-identified members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community.
All of us long for true refuge: a place of safety where we can feel well and at ease. We often seek this refuge outside of ourselves in relationships, geography or possessions. While all of these can provide something, it turns out the best place to find true refuge is in our own heart and mind. Join us to explore the Buddha’s path to well-being and happiness through meditation and Dharma.
We will be practicing insight meditation in silence together, engaging in mindfulness while sitting, walking, eating, working, and doing all activities. There will be guided instruction and Dharma talks. You will be asked to let go of relationships, communication, phone, technology, reading, writing, recreational drugs, and alcohol during our retreat. See what you can find when all these are set aside.
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).
A unique scholarship opportunity — the Hemera Contemplative Fellowship! If you are 18 years of age or older with a commitment to service — serving others through your profession — you should consider reviewing the eligibility for this Fellowship. In general, this Fellowship is for those who are full-time in the listed eligible professions and are new to silent residential retreat practice. Follow this link for more detailed information: Hemera Contemplative Fellowships. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.
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.