April 2022

21Apr(Apr 21)2:30 PM29(Apr 29)11:00 AMExploring Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced PractitionersRetreat now in session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Guy Armstrong; Sally Armstrong; Phillip Moffitt; Dawn Scott, Ying Chen Sold OutOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Thursday to Friday, April 21-29, 2022 (8 nights). Code 352R22.
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.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 21, 2021.


A Retreat for Experienced Students
Prerequisite: Completion of at least two 7-night silent residential insight meditation retreats (in-person retreat experience; online retreats are not eligible). Retreats do not have to have been taken here at Spirit Rock.

During this retreat, we will explore the nature of awareness, or consciousness, which is the heart of sentient life. Awareness is always with us, revealing the phenomena of our experience, yet we may not have learned how to use it as a focus in meditation. As we deepen our connection to and understanding of this mysterious capacity for knowing, it becomes a powerful pathway to inner freedom and liberation. The retreat will include meditation instructions, talks, and interactive exercises on awareness as well as group and individual practice meetings with the teachers.

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. Most 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. Single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; everyone has a chance of being assigned a single room.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


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