28Mar01AprConvergence of InsightRegistration opens 11/29/22(March 28) 2:30 PM - (April 1) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Vance Pryor, Roxanne Dault On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon
Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, March 28 - April 1, 2022 (4 nights). Code 240R23. Sliding Scale: $200-$1,920, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. Registration opens approximately
Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, March 28 – April 1, 2022 (4 nights). Code 240R23.
Sliding Scale: $200-$1,920, 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 11/29/22.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Description: Wisdom practices are commonly distinguished from practices of love and compassion. However, Buddhist psychology suggests a powerful connection between awareness and love. In Insight Meditation, we practice resting, looking deeply, knowing moment-by-moment what it’s like to be human. Some of us are hesitant to look because we’re concerned about what we’ll find. But our practice shows us that the more deeply we look into experience, the more reason we have to love.
As attention stabilizes, we begin to sense the poignancy of our wish to be happy. Seeing this, we care about our struggles and cherish our joy in a new way. In turn, this love informs how we engage with the world.
This retreat will offer instructions in mindfulness meditation, as well as in lovingkindness practice. Throughout the retreat there are Dharma talks and meetings with teachers to support you in your practice. All are welcome.
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.
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Matthew Brensilver, PhD
Vance Pryor, Psy.D. has practiced insight meditation since 1999 in both the United States and Myanmar. He has been influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He is currently a participant in IMS’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.