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Teacher(s): Thanissara Sliding Scale: $0 - 108. Code 41ML22. Join us for "Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends"! For over 35 years now, the Monday Night sitting group at
Sliding Scale: $0 – 108. Code 41ML22.
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 is a Livestream program 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.
20Oct(Oct 20)10:00 AM23(Oct 23)3:30 PMThe Urgency of ReLOVE ution In Our TimesTwo Formats Available10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (23) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Thanissara; Ayya Santacitta; Noliwe Alexander; Pawan Bareja; Mandaza Kandemwa; Nobantu Mpotulo; Jennifer Berezan CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen
Date & Time: Thursday - Sunday, October 20-23, 2022; 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. US Pacific Time Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land ("commuter" retreat; non-residential)
Date & Time: Thursday – Sunday, October 20-23, 2022; 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. US Pacific Time
Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land (“commuter” retreat; non-residential) and online.
On-land (in-person) Sliding Scale: $220-$1500. Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s). Code TH1M22.
Online Sliding Scale: $108-$1200. Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s). Code TH1Z22.
Hosted in person by Thanissara and Ayya Santacitta, including online sessions with Noliwe Alexander and Pawan Bareja, a Dream Circle with Mandaza Kandemwa and Nobantu Mpotulo, and music from Jennifer Berezan.
Facing dangerous interconnected social, political, economic, and environmental crises, we often feel defeated, even while trying to make a difference. With reactive currents in our psyche running in different directions, we must first acknowledge how we’re doing before we clarify our innermost intention.
Taking the theme of ReLOVEution, we explore a heart-centered approach rooted in the practices of the Bodhisattva, connecting us with the innate drive of nature to restore herself in alliance with our own natural capacities as emissaries of transformation and as part of Earth’s immune system.
Grounded in Insight Meditation and Dharma reflections, we will include psycho-spiritual process work, embodied movement and breath practice, mantra, chanting, group sharing, and a Quan Yin Compassion Ceremony.
On-Land space is limited due to COVID protocols in place, please register here only if you can join us on the land. If you can only join us remotely online, please register for the Online version and you can participate by Zoom or watch the program later.
Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP
18Nov(Nov 18)2:30 PM26(Nov 26)11:00 AMJourney into Refuge, Presence, and Love2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittasaro; Dawn Mauricio; Gullu Singh, JD; Djuna Devereaux Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Friday to Saturday, November 18-26, 2022 (8 nights). Code 210R22. Sliding Scale: $400-$3,840, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. Lottery Applications Open: July
Dates: Friday to Saturday, November 18-26, 2022 (8 nights). Code 210R22.
Sliding Scale: $400-$3,840, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
Lottery Applications Open: July 6, 2022 – July 27, 2022
This retreat is lottery-style in order to ensure that spaces are available for a diverse student body. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Lottery applications accepted through the end of the day on July 27, 2022. First round notifications will be sent out approximately 2 weeks after the lottery closes. You will be asked to complete your registration details and pay your fees within 48 hours of the offer.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
In these overwhelming times, let’s deepen refuge, as well as reconnect with community and our shared roots within the sacred web of life. This will be a time of contemplation and remembrance as we journey through the grief of so much loss and the hope of the human spirit, offering thanks for the beauty of this world.
Within contemplative quietude, supported by calm and insight meditation in a mindful, gentle retreat container, we will draw from teachings and practices that enable timelessness and openings into the heart medicine of love and compassion.
The retreat will source from a synthesis of the Theravāda Elder’s Way and Mahāyāna practices and teachings around Quan Yin’s compassionate Bodhisattva Path. This includes mantras, chanting, and ceremony. The retreat concludes with a Quan Yin Compassion Ceremony. In addition to Dharma talks, meditation instructions, and daily Yoga sessions, there will be small group meetings with the teachers.
IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. Subject to change.
Sliding Scale: $400-$3,840; 8 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 (guaranteed single room) – $3840
Benefactor – $3040
Sustainer – $2320
Base – $1520
Reduced – $960
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $400*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $400*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $400*
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 “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.
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.
Lottery applications are accepted between July 6, 2022 – July 27, 2022. Applications received after this date are automatically placed on the wait list (they will not be included in the first round of selections).
You will be notified about the lottery results within two weeks of the lottery close date. If you are notified that you have been offered a space, you will have two days to pay a deposit to accept/hold the space. If you don’t accept the space within this deadline, we will offer it to the next person in line.
Gullu Singh, JD