March 2020

29Mar01AprFoundations of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat(March 29) 3:00 PM - (April 1) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Diana Winston; Carol Cano (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteOpenWait list

Event Details

Dates: Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm – Wednesday, April 1, 11:30am; 3 nights
Sliding Scale: $1000 – $450, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 338R20.

This retreat is full with a waiting list. Please submit a wait list application if you are interested; or if you meet the pre-requisite for commuting, you may apply for one of these limited spots using the same application above.

Retreat Description:
Do you wish to live with more clarity, wisdom, and peace? The Buddha taught that there is a direct way for alleviating suffering and living with genuine ease and freedom in our lives – and that is through cultivating awareness through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
In this retreat, we will explore this liberating practice. We will investigate how mindfulness supports insights into what causes suffering and what creates genuine well-being. What arises out of such understanding is a tangible sense of inner clarity, spaciousness, peace, and freedom.
The retreat will be a mix of guided meditations, dharma talks, sitting and walking practice, and mindful movement, all held in the beauty and power of silence. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators who wish to refresh their understanding of this essential Buddhist practice.

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).

A unique scholarship opportunity — the Hemera Contemplative Fellowship! If you are 18 years of age or older with a commitment to service — serving others through your profession — you should consider reviewing the eligibility for this Fellowship. In general, this Fellowship is for those who are full-time in the listed eligible professions and are new to silent residential retreat practice. Follow this link for more detailed information: Hemera Contemplative Fellowships. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.

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.