03Sep(Sep 3)3:00 PM06(Sep 6)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen
LOTTERY REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We had an overwhelming response with over 850 lottery applicants. We will be opening more on-land residential retreats soon for October - December 2021. Please stay
LOTTERY REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
We had an overwhelming response with over 850 lottery applicants. We will be opening more on-land residential retreats soon for October – December 2021. Please stay connected with us via our calendar!
Dates: Friday to Monday, September 3-6, 2021 (3 nights).
Sliding Scale: $150-$1050, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 288R21.
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
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.
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.
Sliding Scale: $150 – $1,050; 3 nights including meals and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.
Benefactor – $1,050
Sustainer – $750
Base – $525
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $150*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $150*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $150*
*Scholarship offerings: 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). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.
Cancellation Policy for Residential Retreats (Aug-Dec 2021) and Online Multi-day Retreats (4+ days):
To offer participants greater flexibility as we make our way out of the pandemic, we’re offering a more generous cancellation policy.
- $100 fee** when you cancel two or more days before the retreat (**fees reduced to half for scholarship participants)
- No refunds when you cancel less than two days prior to the retreat (applies to all participants)
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.