Event Type Family Programs
27Jul(Jul 27)10:00 AM31(Jul 31)11:00 AMThe Family Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Wait list10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (31) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Ofosu Jones-Quartey; Ajahn Pesalo, Diana Winston, Louije Kim (assistant) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen
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Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, July 27-31, 2022 (4 nights). Code 374R22. Sliding Scale: $200-$1084, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 10:00am-12:30pm Departure Time: 1:00pm Lottery Applications Open: March 8, 2022 - March
Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, July 27-31, 2022 (4 nights). Code 374R22.
Sliding Scale: $200-$1084, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Departure Time: 1:00pm
Lottery Applications Open: March 8, 2022 – March 29, 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 March 29, 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!
Open to: Families with children ages 7-15 years old
Find joy in a retreat for the whole family! After such a challenging couple of years, we’re excited to return The Family Retreat to the beautiful land at Spirit Rock. This will be a time for you and your family to rest, re-connect, play, and enjoy. This is a four-night residential retreat for adults and their children (ages 7-15 years old).
The days will combine age-appropriate meditation and Dharma teachings, games, arts and crafts, nature time, and more. Kids and teens will have organized time each day to be with same-aged peers, fully supervised by our outstanding mindful leaders. Adults will also have their own time to practice, relax, and receive Dharma from the teachers.
We create a safe and nurturing environment where all family constellations, races, gender identities, and bodies are welcome and belong. Children and adults from fellow families often forge lifelong friendships on this retreat.
Lottery applications are accepted between March 8, 2022 – March 29, 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 granted 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.
Sliding Scale (per person): $200-$1084; 4 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.
Benefactor – $1084
Sustainer – $800
Base – $516
Reduced (limited)- $360
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) (limited) – $200*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) (limited) – $200*
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.
IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. Subject to change.
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Tan Pesalo was born in Japan and grew up in South Pasadena, California. While at university, he found a book about Buddhism on a friend’s shelf and the teachings resonated deeply. Upon graduating, Tan Pesalo accepted an invitation from a friend to travel to Thailand. After enjoying a ten-day meditation retreat there, he spent further time at monasteries in Thailand, Southern California, and England. After training for a year as an Anāgārika and approximately a year as a Sāmaṇera, Tan Pesalo was ordained as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery with Ajahn Pasanno as his preceptor.