August 2020

19Aug(Aug 19)3:00 PM28(Aug 28)11:30 AMExploring The Essential Factors of Awakening -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (28) Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Howard Cohn, MA; Bonnie Duran No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, August 19, 3:00pm – Friday, August 28, 11:30am; 9 nights.
Sliding Scale: $2600-$1150, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 376R20.

Please Note:  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may move this retreat online. We have suspended taking registrations for now.

Retreat Description:
Centuries ago, the Buddha taught about the Seven Factors of Awakening, a teaching as relevant to Dharma students then as it is now. This teaching provides a guide to cultivating and balancing essential qualities of mind and heart, which in turn help deepen the path of meditation and support us in our journey of awakening.

This retreat will focus on exploring – through the foundational quality of mindfulness – the energizing qualities of investigation, joy, and energy, as well as the calming factors of tranquility, concentration and equanimity.

We will investigate these factors through talks, meditation, and inquiry, and discover how they support us in the process of understanding, insight, and in the cultivation of peace and freedom.

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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