03Sep(Sep 3)12:00 AM06(Sep 6)12:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation Retreat -- ONLINE12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (6) Online Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) No prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Friday to Monday, September 3-6, 2021 (4 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat. Sliding Scale: $155-$1200, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 288R21. Please Note:
Dates: Friday to Monday, September 3-6, 2021 (4 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $155-$1200, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 288R21.
Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.
This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness, silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.
This retreat is for experienced as well as new students. We welcome you to do this retreat in any way that works given your situation. It is our intention to create a supportive community where practice will hold your experience, whether doing it as a full-on silent retreat with minimal external input, or life circumstances necessitate that you attend to family or other obligations.
The retreat includes a schedule of silent sitting and walking periods with instructions, and guided yoga/movement sessions, as well as practice meetings with teachers and daily Dharma talks.
All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.
Howard Cohn, MA
Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.