October 2020

02Oct(Oct 2)3:00 PM11(Oct 11)11:30 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (11) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; TBD No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Friday, October 2, 3:00pm – Sunday, October 11, 11:30am; 9 nights.
Sliding Scale: $2800-$1250, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 202R20.
Lottery will open on 5/6/2020.

Retreat Description:
This retreat will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

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).

Lottery Details:
The lottery will open on May 6, 2020. Please be patient as this is a manual process. You DO NOT need to register on the first day as lottery registrations will be available for approximately 30 days. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period.

All applicants must apply online. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process. If you need scholarship funds to attend, please be sure to request those funds by selecting one of the scholarship options during the registration process. Selecting this option will not affect your chances of getting in, so we encourage you to apply if you truly have a financial need. Scholarships may not be available later.

After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than two weeks after the lottery closes; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!

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.