January 2023

28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Feb(Feb 25)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications open Wednesday, July 13, 2022(January 28) 2:30 PM - (February 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dawn Scott; James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Vance Pryor On-landPrerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Saturday, January 28 – February 25, 2023 (28 nights). Code 236R23.
Sliding Scale: TBD, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Applications will be available Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!


Visit the link below for:
March 1-Month Insight Meditation Retreat (28 Nights)
Two-Month (Feb/Mar) Insight Meditation Retreat (56 Nights)

PREREQUISITE:
Prerequisites for One-Month Retreats (28-night retreat): BEFORE applying, you must have completed at least 14 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of two (2) silent residential retreats with each of these six (6) nights or longer.

Prerequisites for Two-Month Retreat (56-night retreat): BEFORE applying, you must have completed at least 21 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of three (3) silent residential retreats with each of these six (6) nights or longer.

Other Important Notes About Prerequisites: These retreats must have been led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. Previous retreats must be silent residential retreats and have a similar format to this retreat, with instructions, practices and talks focused on Insight Meditation. Online retreats do not qualify for these retreat prerequisites. When applying, you will need to provide the teachers’ names, dates, location, length (# of nights), and style of the retreats.

RETREAT DESCRIPTION:
An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

Room Occupancy Status*:
As of March 27, 2022, we returned to both double and single occupancy rooms. Most of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited for these monthlong retreats. 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.

PLEASE READ – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. These protocols may change a few times between now and the start of the retreats in 2023.


APPLICATION PROCESS and DETAILS:
Applications available Wednesday, July 13, 2022; closes end of the day on Wednesday, August 31st.

Participants will be selected from the pool of applicants including priority towards: BIPOC and Young Adults (whether scholarships are requested or not).

First round notifications will be sent via email by the last week in October; please refrain from calling before this deadline. We will need this time to process all the applications, make selections, coordinate with teachers, and allocate scholarship funding. If you are selected, 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 relative position on the waitlist.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS: To be included in the first round of notifications, your application must be complete including prerequisites already met and submitted by the deadline. No exceptions.

Scholarships:
We receive many more requests for scholarships than we have funding so we cannot guarantee you will receive scholarship funding. Scholarship funding is offered to anyone needing financial assistance to attend. Additional scholarship funding has been offered to support practitioners who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of color (BIPOC). We have scholarship rates at $50 per night. For the month-long retreats only: Spirit Rock extends the upper age limit of the Young Adult scholarship rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special rate is also $50 per night. A limited number of these special YA rates will be available.

If you need scholarship funds to attend, once the application is available, please complete the Scholarship Section; funding may likely not be available later. Scholarship requests do not influence your acceptance.

If you submit an application after the deadline:
We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after the initial deadline of September 3rd; applications received after this date will be put on a waiting list.

Teacher(s)

  • Dawn Scott

    Dawn Scott

    View Dawn's upcoming programs or profile.

  • James Baraz

    James Baraz

    View James's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Sally Armstrong

    Sally Armstrong

    View Sally's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Susie Harrington

    Susie Harrington

    View Susie's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Vance Pryor

    Vance Pryor

    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.

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