January 2023

10Jan(Jan 10)2:30 PM17(Jan 17)11:00 AMMetta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive HeartRetreat in session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Beth Sternlieb; Gullu Singh; Melvin Escobar (yoga); A special 1-day visit from Sylvia Boorstein Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Tuesday, January 10-17, 2022 (7 nights). Code 228R23.
Sliding Scale: $385-$3640, 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 September 9, 2022.


Mettā, or lovingkindness practice, is the cultivation of the intention of benevolence as the orientation of our heart and mind. It is also a path to wisdom. We develop our capacity for mettā through steadfast meditation on retreat in order for it to manifest in an ongoing way in our daily lives.

In this retreat, we will learn the formal practice of mettā along with its companion practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. All four of these practices, known as the brahmaviharās, or “divine abodes,” strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance, and steadiness of mind and heart, revealing our fundamental disposition toward kindness. We will be joined on one day of the retreat by Sylvia Boorstein, a beloved long-time teacher of mettā practice.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we returned to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($55/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 on March 27, 2022, we returned to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are 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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