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08Oct(Oct 8)10:00 AM09(Oct 9)1:00 PMAn Introduction to Mindfulness of DeathThe Profound and Liberating Practice of Maranasati10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (9) Online Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Saturday to Sunday, October 8-9, 2022 Times: 10:00am-1:00pm US Pacific Time Sliding Scale: $50-$216. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code NM2M22. Continuing Education Credits:
Dates: Saturday to Sunday, October 8-9, 2022
Times: 10:00am-1:00pm US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $50-$216. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code NM2M22.
Continuing Education Credits: This program offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses.*
Description: Most people experience some fear or uncertainty when thinking about their own death, or avoid thinking about it at all. Whatever your relationship to death, it is a simple truth that we all die. Death is as natural as birth. Not drawing on the power of this contemplation is like discarding a precious jewel you have been freely given. The knowledge of mortality, which gives our limited time more import, is a key that can unlock the potential to live more fully, lovingly, and wakefully present amidst the miracle of our life.
These teachings also support us to die with peace, which is a gift to ourselves and especially our loved ones. Please join us for two half-days of Dharma talks, meditation, and small group guided practice for an introduction or refresher on the profound, liberating teachings on mindfulness of death.
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 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. Please review our Continuing Education Credit information page to determine if your association or board will accept credits offered by Spirit Rock.***
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 benefits of reflecting on death, in ways that may be used with clients;
- Describe Terror Management Theory;
- Describe a mindfulness of death meditation practice, in ways that may be used with clients;
- Write your own obituary to gain perspective, in ways that may be used and shared with clients.
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 6 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.
03Dec(Dec 3)2:30 PM09(Dec 9)11:00 AMBefriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)Registration Now Open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori; Sayadaw U Jagara; Beth Sternlieb On-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Saturday to Friday, December 3-9, 2022 (6 nights). Code 216R22. Sliding Scale: $300-$2640, 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: Saturday to Friday, December 3-9, 2022 (6 nights). Code 216R22.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640, 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 August 4, 2022.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Open to: Everyone
Death is not exactly a typical dinner table topic in modern, dominant Western culture. We all “know” that we die, yet we tend to ignore it and put our collective heads in the sand. Rather than running away from our inevitable mortality, we can harness the power of this reflection to stay aligned with our deepest values and to live and love more fully. Through mindfulness of death (maranasati), we become more present for this miraculous, passing show called our life with gladness and gratitude.
Fully embracing our life’s impermanence can give rise to a deep letting go and freedom, so that we can be fearlessly and peacefully prepared for our death as a potentially liberative moment. Considering the myriad spiritual benefits of maranasati, let us come together to explore this supreme practice, one which the Buddha invited us to reflect upon daily for the sake of ourselves and others.
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. Many 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. 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.