August 2020

03Aug(Aug 3)3:00 PM09(Aug 9)11:30 AMInsight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Pam Dunn; La Sarmiento; Enrique Collazo No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday, August 3, 3:00pm – Sunday, August 9, 11:30am; 6 nights.
Sliding Scale: $1700-$750, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 372R20.
Will open for registration on 3/31/2020.


This retreat is open to those 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, Qi Gong, 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).

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)

  • Enrique Collazo

    Enrique Collazo

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  • La Sarmiento

    La Sarmiento

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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.

  • Vinny Ferraro

    Vinny Ferraro

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