May 2019

26May(May 26)3:00 PM02Jun(Jun 2)11:30 AMInsight and Awakening(May 26) 3:00 PM - (June 2) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn; Trudy Goodman Kornfield; Celeste Young (assistant); LC Tran (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteWait list

Event Details

Dates: Sunday, May 26, 3:00pm – Sunday, June 2, 11:30am; 7 nights
Sliding Scale: $1800 – 800, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 256R19.

This retreat is currently in progress.

All scholarship funds, including Young Adult rates, have been allocated for this retreat.


Retreat Description:
The ancient invitation of the Buddha was to “come and see” for yourself the truth of the way things are. In this retreat, we will weave together traditional approaches to Samatha-Vipassana (calming and insight) practice as well as body-based energy and awareness practices. This combination will support us in cultivating tranquility of mind, balance of body, and the capacity to see deeply into the nature of our own experience with wisdom and love. The aim of this practice is liberation, the freedom to be joyfully compassionate here and now for the care and benefit of all beings.

This retreat is open to both beginning and experienced practitioners.

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.

Teacher(s)

  • Celeste Young

    Celeste Young

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  • LC Tran

    LC Tran

    Lien-Chi (who prefers to be called simply “LC”) was born into a Mahayana Buddhist family. She began to practice mindfulness in 1986 with Thay Thich Nhat Hanh. In 1994, Lienchi met Venerable Khippapanno. His kindness and wisdom swayed her to convert to the Theravada tradition. Since then she has been going on retreats regularly in Burma, Thailand, California, and Massachusetts (IMS). Lienchi has ordained 3 times and attended many retreats ranging from 10 days to 1 year with Venerable Khippapanno, Luang Por Sumedho, Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and other IMS Teachers. In 2015 Lienchi left her career as an architect in order to live and practice in Burma with her primary teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya for 2 years. In 2017, Sayadaw U Tejaniya encouraged her to teach. Currently, LC is teaching with InsightLA in Long Beach area where she wishes to share her understanding with others to spread generosity and wisdom. To listen to LC's audio recordings: https://player.fm/series/insightla-long-beach/ep-2018-07-29-meditation-fundamentals-with-lienchi-tran

  • Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD

    Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD

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  • Will Kabat-Zinn

    Will Kabat-Zinn

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