November 2020

09Nov(Nov 9)3:00 PM15(Nov 15)11:30 AMFinding True Refuge During Uncertain Times3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (15) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Kate Munding; Chas DiCapua; Dawn Scott (assistant); Jozen Gibson (assistant) No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday, November 9, 3:00pm – Sunday, November 15, 11:30am; 6 nights.
Sliding Scale: $1700-$750, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 212R20.
Please Note:  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may move this retreat online. We have suspended taking registrations for now. Timing is TBD.

Retreat Description:
Where can we find true refuge? Join us to explore this question through practicing Buddhist insight meditation in sitting, walking, eating and daily activity. We will explore the deep well-being available to us at all times regardless of outer changing and unstable circumstances.

We will enter into a contemplative period, simplifying our lives by renouncing reading, writing, cellphones, computers, sex, and recreational drugs/alcohol for the week to help settle our minds and hearts. You will be expected to enter the retreat on the opening day and stay for the duration.

Dharma is for everyone but intensive silent retreat is only recommended for those with sufficient psychological stability. This retreat is not appropriate for those with recent trauma, fragile mental health, or who cannot be in silence for 6 nights. There will be guided meditations, dharma talks, and question times in groups, and minimal one on one interactions during the retreat.

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.