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15Jul(Jul 15)2:30 PM18(Jul 18)11:00 AMTenderness Retreat: Compassion for Self and All BeingsRegistration opens March 13, 20242:30 PM - 11:00 AM (18) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Gullu Singh, JD; JD Doyle, MA On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon
Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 15-18, 2024 (3 nights). Code 344R24. Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm Departure Time: 11:00 am Sliding Scale:* - TBD *Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s). Registration opens approximately
Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 15-18, 2024 (3 nights). Code 344R24.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale:* – TBD
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).
Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on March 13, 2024.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
A heart that can stay open and present in the face of dukkha (suffering or dissatisfaction) is one that is well-trained in compassion. This quality is recognized in those who are fully awakened, and it is a time-honored practice by those on the Buddhist path.
This retreat will begin with instruction designed to ease the nervous system and soften the barriers to a tender, open heart. This will be followed with instructions using the ancient radiating method of brahmavihāra practice, which opens the heart of compassion towards all beings, including oneself. It is a gentle but powerful approach to compassion practice suitable for newer and seasoned practitioners alike. (This practice, however, may not be suitable for those with an easily activated trauma history.)
Training in the way of compassion can bring clarity and connection to life without denying its challenges. It is transformative work leading toward healing and peace.
Scholarship offerings: All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($60/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.
Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…
Room Occupancy*: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be 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.