June 2019

10Jun(Jun 10)3:00 PM16(Jun 16)11:30 AMAging, Dying, and Awakening3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anna Douglas; Eugene Cash; Konda Mason No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday, June 10, 3:00pm – Sunday, June 16, 11:30am; 6 nights
Sliding Scale: $1600-$700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 260R19.

This retreat is now in session.

Open to participants age 55 and over.

Retreat Description:
Join a group of your peers who are interested in life after 55 as a new stage, one which offers opportunities for deepening in wisdom and compassion and loosening our fears around dying. Even as our memory slides, our cognitive speed slows down, and our bodies become more fragile, qualities of the heart reveal themselves. We discover that the potential for wisdom and compassion does not depend on the state of the body or on our age, but rather on the training of the mind to abide in timeless awareness. It is best to begin this training before you are ill or dying. Then, like a treasured friend, your own mind can accompany you through the challenges of aging, loss, illness, and dying.

While silent residential retreat experience is recommended, it is not required to attend this retreat. This is a silent retreat with one period a day of interactive contemplative inquiry, daily instructions in mindfulness, meetings with the teachers, and dharma talks.

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).

General Information

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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.


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