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Dates: January 19 - 21, 2019; 10:00am - 4:30pm Sliding Scale: $225 - 600. Code NK1M19. Everyone is welcome. Description: In these times of uncertainty and social injustice, as our values that
Dates: January 19 – 21, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $225 – 600. Code NK1M19.
Everyone is welcome.
In these times of uncertainty and social injustice, as our values that we hold dearly are being jeopardized, realizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a Beloved Community can seem unreachable. If we cultivate the courage to walk the path of peace with loving awareness and fierce compassionate action, we can begin to manifest the dream of our collective liberation. You are encouraged to bring a journal or writing/drawing pad and an Ancestor item for an altar to remain onsite.
This 3-day non-residential retreat will include honoring our ancestral roots, mindfulness practice, silent and walking meditations and group dialogues.
This retreat is open to all levels of meditation experience.
Please bring an item for the ancestor altar, and a journal.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
22Jan(Jan 22)3:00 PM26(Jan 26)11:30 AMTrusting in Awareness, Trusting the Heart3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): John Martin; Christiane Wolf, PhD, MD; Noliwe Alexander; Teja Bell (qigong); Devin Berry (assistant) CommuterNo pre-requisiteOpenWait list
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Dates: Tuesday, January 22, 3:00pm - Saturday, January 26, 11:30am; 4 nights Sliding Scale: $1000 - $500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 231R19. This retreat is now full. Please
Dates: Tuesday, January 22, 3:00pm – Saturday, January 26, 11:30am; 4 nights
Sliding Scale: $1000 – $500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 231R19.
This retreat is now full. Please submit an application if you are interested in being on the wait list. We do receive cancellations, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.
If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.
All other scholarships, including Young Adult rates, have been allocated for this retreat.
Taking refuge in silence, and within the container of the Spirit Rock land, we will practice mindfulness (present awareness) meditation and will cultivate the beautiful heart qualities of Metta (loving kindness) and Compassion. The teachings will also emphasize practical tools to carry the practice into daily life to support clarity, ease, and a sense of living in harmony with our heart’s deepest wishes. The retreat will include systematic instructions, guided meditations, sitting and walking periods, evening talks, and Qigong practice.
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! If you are an Educator, Health Care Professional, or Artist that has never attended a residential retreat, you may qualify for a Hemera Foundation Fellowship to assist in attending your first residential retreat. Hemera Foundation Fellowships: Click link for more information. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.
Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay 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.
Christiane Wolf, PhD, MD
01Jul3:00 PM07(Jul 7)11:30 AMCarrying the Lamp of our Ancestors’ Wisdom & Heart (LOTTERY)A Time of Healing and Creating Legacies - Annual People of Color Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (7) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Konda Mason; Noliwe Alexander; JoAnna Hardy; Lama Rod Owens; Dawn Mauricio (mindful yoga); Yong Oh (teacher-in-training); bruni dávila (teacher-in-training) No pre-requisite
Dates: Monday, July 1, 3:00pm - Sunday, July 7, 11:30am; 6 nights Sliding Scale: TBD, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 266R19. Lottery opens on 2/4/2019. See Lottery Details below. This retreat
Dates: Monday, July 1, 3:00pm – Sunday, July 7, 11:30am; 6 nights
Sliding Scale: TBD, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 266R19.
Lottery opens on 2/4/2019.
See Lottery Details below.
This retreat is open to all self-identified people of color at all levels of meditation experience.
The richness of our histories, with equal parts of brilliance and suffering, joys and sorrows, sheds a light on our abilities to plant and sow the seeds of resilience. The qualities of loving awareness, compassion, and equanimity develop within us the capacity to embody the truth of our inheritance and reframe our future, steeped in the wisdom of the Buddhadharma. Practices of noble silence, as well as stationary, walking and movement meditation will allow us to ripen the possibility of living into the words, “We Are Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams.”
Dharma practice offers us a way to develop a deep and abiding freedom beyond external conditions and changing circumstances. All participants observe Noble Silence throughout the entire retreat. You will be asked to let go and refrain from all your communication and technology devices as well as to refrain from communicating with your fellow practitioners. In addition, participants will be required to attend the entire duration of the retreat; NO late arrivals, early departures or partial attendance.
This retreat is offered at a special reduced rate for all who attend; therefore, no scholarship funding is available. In addition to the registration fees, which only cover a portion of the retreat costs, you are invited to support the teachings and the retreat through the spiritual practice of Generous Giving or “Dana.” Our communities’ practice of generous support has sustained this retreat for 20 years, and is so greatly appreciated by all of our communities. Participants will be invited to offer Dana donations for the teachers, retreat managers and cooks on the last day of the retreat.
The lottery will open on February 4, 2019. Please be patient as this is a manual process. You DO NOT need to register on the first day as lottery registrations will be available for approximately 30 days. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period. All applicants must apply online. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.
After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than two weeks after the lottery closes; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!
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.
Lama Rod Owens