December 2022

17Dec(Dec 17)2:30 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the LightRETREAT NOW IN SESSION2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Teacher(s): ON LAND: Oren Jay Sofer; Carol Cano; Devon Hase; Nico Hase (movement) ONLINE: Matthew Brensilver, Cara Lai Sold OutOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Friday, December 17-23, 2022 (6 nights). Code 220R22.
Hybrid Retreat: To create greater accessibility and inclusivity, we’re offering this retreat in two formats over the same dates. See details below.

Registration opens for BOTH formats approximately 9:00 a.m. US Pacific Time on August 17, 2022.

The Two Formats are:
1. On-land Residential Retreat
2. Online Retreat – limited to only 48 participants

On-land Residential Retreat Details:
Program Description:
This retreat will support centering ourselves at the time of the holidays and the New Year, through quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening up our hearts, and using inquiry to help give clarity to our practice. There will be a special emphasis on opening to the darkness, including to our difficulties and challenges, as well as to the coming light—to our beauty, joy, wisdom, and love. The retreat will include full meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, daily lovingkindness practice, Qigong practice, evening talks, practice check ins, and a Winter Solstice ceremony.

Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Sliding Scale: $300-$2640*
Supporter Rate w/single room guarantee-$2640
Benefactor – $2280
Sustainer – $1740
BASE – $1140
Reduced – $720 (limited)
Scholarship Rates (BIPOC; M/K; YA) – $300 (limited)
*PLUS a donation to the teacher(s)

Online Retreat Details:
The online retreat will be offered via Zoom and will include: meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and opportunities to ask questions during Q&A with on-land teachers, broadcasted live from Spirit Rock’s Upper Meditation Hall. There will also be practice meetings on Zoom with a dedicated online Spirit Rock teacher, as well as online affinity groups. Please note: the on-land teachers will not offer practice meetings to online practitioners.

The online retreat will be taught by Heather Sundberg.

Opening Day Start Time: TBD ~5:00-6:00pm; includes a technology open house/orientation
Closing Day End Time: TBD ~11:00am

Online retreat includes:
-Zoom hall for all teaching sessions
-Practice meetings with the online teacher
-Opportunity to ask questions during Q&A with the on-land teachers
-Online affinity groups (optional)

Sliding Scale: $150-$1800*
Benefactor – $1800
Sustainer – $1150
Online Reduced – $300 (limited)
Scholarship Rates (BIPOC; M/K) – $150 (limited)
*PLUS a donation to the teacher(s)

Questions about at-home/online retreats? Please visit Home Retreat Guidelines.

Scholarship offerings for on-land retreats: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats.

Room Occupancy Update**: Starting on March 27, 2022, we returned to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.

**Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


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