August 2019

05Aug(Aug 5)3:00 PM11(Aug 11)11:30 AMInsight Meditation for Young Adults(age 18 - 32)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (11) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tempel Smith; Vinny Ferraro; La Sarmiento; Pam Dunn; Marcy Reynolds (qigong); Dawn Mauricio (teacher-in-training); Rachel Lewis (teacher-in-training) CommuterNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday, August 5, 3:00pm – Sunday, August 11, 11:30am; 6 nights
Sliding Scale: $1600 – $700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 274R19.

This retreat is currently FULL; however the waiting list is fairly short. It is very possible this retreat may have spots available close to the retreat. If you would like to add your name to the residential wait list or you are interested in being a commuter (and you meet the prerequisite), please submit an application. We do receive cancellations right up until the start of the retreat.


Open to young adults ages 18 – 32

Retreat Description:
Come practice silent mindfulness and insight meditation for a week within a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant over-stimulation and external demands to create a time for greater inner calm, spaciousness, and presence. We will explore radical self awareness and deeper embodiment through the ancient practices of guided and silent sitting, walking, and heart meditations, qigong, practice meetings with teachers, and dharma talks. Over the course of the week, we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady, continuous awareness. On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn conscious connection with the community around us. This is a fully silent retreat, and we will ask you to turn off and put away all electronic devices.

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)

  • Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio

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  • La Sarmiento

    La Sarmiento

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  • Marcy Reynolds

    Marcy Reynolds

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  • Pam Dunn

    Pam Dunn

    Pam Dunn was a member of the Mindful Schools' Year-Long trainings for educators bringing mindfulness into their classrooms. Pam's new relationship with practice often provides a different viewpoint. Her long-term work with Challenge Day givers her perspective and familiarity in working with and training youth.

  • Rachel Lewis

    Rachel Lewis

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  • Tempel Smith

    Tempel Smith

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  • Vinny Ferraro

    Vinny Ferraro

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