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20Oct(Oct 20)3:00 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMNatural RadianceThe Freedom of Awareness3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Leslie Booker; Howard Cohn, MA Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Wednesday to Wednesday, October 20 - 27, 2021 (7 nights). Code 304R21. Sliding Scale: $350-$2450, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. RETREAT TO BE HELD
Dates: Wednesday to Wednesday, October 20 – 27, 2021 (7 nights). Code 304R21.
Sliding Scale: $350-$2450, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Do you wish to understand more deeply what mindfulness and awareness are? The Buddha taught mindful awareness as a direct path to liberation.
Mindful awareness allows us to be present with clarity, insight, and equanimity. It is the foundation for wisdom, compassion, and awakening. Though Buddhist teachings offer ways to cultivate mindfulness, we will explore how this quality is naturally available.
In this silent meditation retreat, we will explore this innate quality of awareness – what it is and how to recognize, cultivate, and abide in awareness. We will inquire into what interferes with knowing and stabilizing in mindful awareness both in meditation and in ordinary activity. As mindfulness grows, we will see how this innate wakefulness is available in every moment.
There will be sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, inquiry, and Q&A. Ideally, participants have attended at least one silent mindfulness retreat.
Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). 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.
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Howard Cohn, MA
Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.
Mark Coleman, MA
Date & Time: Friday, November 19, 2021; 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US Pacific Time Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers.
Date & Time: Friday, November 19, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code MC3D21.
Continuing Education (CE) credit available: This program offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists, health & wellness coaches, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, NBHWC, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.*
Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.
Have you noticed the negative effects of self-judgment. If you wish to be more free from the torment of the inner critic, this daylong is good medicine. During our day together, you will learn:
- How to recognize judging thoughts;
- Learn to deal effectively with inner critic attacks;
- How to distinguish between negative judgment and wise discernment and discrimination;
- The importance of self-acceptance, self-compassion and metta as an antidote to the critic;
- The need and role of humor in helping us with the critic;
- Cultivating forgiveness in response to judgment.
The day will be a combination of talks, and interactive exercises, mindfulness and loving kindness techniques and practices and is open to new and experienced students. This will be a practical and experiential course taught with lightness, compassion and humor and the need to not take ourselves too seriously.
All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.
Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists, health & wellness coaches, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, NBHWC, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.*
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will better able to:
- Describe the practice of mindful awareness, and how this relates to understanding the inner-critic;
- Contrast judgment and discernment, and their effects on well-being;
- Incorporate self-acceptance and self-compassion when working with clients as an antidote to self-judgment;
- Describe a lovingkindness practice to patents or clients as a support for working with judgment.
Continuing Education content level: Introductory
- For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above. Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5.5 contact hours.
- Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
- For full Provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our Continuing Education Credit information page.
Teacher(s): Mark Coleman Sliding Scale: $0 - 108. Code 49ML21. Join us for "Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends"! For over 35 years now, the Monday Night sitting group
Teacher(s): Mark Coleman
Sliding Scale: $0 – 108. Code 49ML21.
Join us for “Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends”!
For over 35 years now, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha, and practice insight meditation together as a community. The program includes a 30-40 min guided meditation, a short break, and a dharma talk. Learn more here.
This program is broadcast via Zoom with Closed Captions available. If you are unable to join us on this day and would like a recording to view later, please register before the end of the day on the night of the program (US Pacific Time). You will have ~90 days from the original program date to watch.
27Mar(Mar 27)3:00 PM30(Mar 30)11:00 AMLiving with Awareness: Foundations of Insight MeditationLottery Applications Open on November 10, 20213:00 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Diana Winston On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon
Dates: Sunday to Wednesday, March 27-30, 2022 (3 nights). Code 344R22. Sliding Scale: $150-$1440, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. Lottery Applications Open: November
Dates: Sunday to Wednesday, March 27-30, 2022 (3 nights). Code 344R22.
Sliding Scale: $150-$1440, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
Lottery Applications Open: November 10 – December 1, 2021
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Open to Everyone
In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat we explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding and insight into human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of any experience, whether in meditation or in life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.
As well as sitting and walking insight meditation practice, we will emphasize integrating loving kindness and compassion into all moments of the retreat. This allows a kind embrace of ourselves and connects us intimately with each other and the world. In this retreat there will be periods of meditation, dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and discussion and is suitable for experienced and newer students to meditation.
IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. Subject to change.
Sliding Scale: $150-$1440; 3 nights including food and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.
Supporter Rate with guaranteed single room – $1440
Benefactor – $1140
Sustainer – $870
Base – $570
Reduced – $360
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $150
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $150
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $150
Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/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.
Room Occupancy Update* – Starting in March 2022: As of March 27th, with this retreat, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Most of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and they will be limited. This rate guarantees you a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. Single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; everyone has a chance of being assigned a single room.
*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.