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Date & Time: Sunday, June 12, 2022; 9:00am - 3:00pm US Pacific Time Sliding Scale: $20-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code GS1D22. Please
Date & Time: Sunday, June 12, 2022; 9:00am – 3:00pm US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $20-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code GS1D22.
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.
Open to: Self-identified South Asian descent
The opportunity to retreat from our busy lives, to slow down, unplug, and allow the mind to settle and gather can be profoundly beneficial in allowing us to look more deeply within ourselves. Join us for a day of silent meditation practice in community with other self-identified folks of South Asian descent.* We will devote this day to the practice of loving awareness in noble silence, and offer guidance rooted in the Buddhadhamma—including instructions for sitting/stationary meditation, and walking/movement meditation. We will cycle between the two forms of meditation for the bulk of the day. Some opportunity for relational mindfulness practice in groups will take place at the beginning and end of the day.
* One way to define “South Asian” is as people who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet.
All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.
19Jun(Jun 19)2:30 PM26(Jun 26)11:00 AMCultivating Awareness and Wisdom2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella; Carol Wilson; Alexis Santos; Mark Nunberg; Neesha Patel; Leinchi Tran (trainee) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Sunday to Sunday, June 19-26, 2022 (7 nights). Code 366R22. Sliding Scale: $350-$3,360, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Dates: Sunday to Sunday, June 19-26, 2022 (7 nights). Code 366R22.
Sliding Scale: $350-$3,360, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 15, 2022.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
During this week-long retreat, we will explore the Buddha’s teaching on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, with an emphasis on the awareness of the qualities of the mind. The practice will encourage relaxation of body and mind, while paying close attention to present moment experience and the relationship of the mind to our experience. The practice will unfold through the continuity of awareness in all activities during the retreat.
The teachings are influenced by the teacher’s practice with Theravādin Buddhist monk and author Sayadaw U Tejaniya. We request that you agree to work with the instructions that are offered during the retreat. Practice discussion meetings will be held in small groups every other day.
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 with our “Living with Awareness” retreat on March 27, 2022, 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 these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees 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.