April 2020

11Apr(Apr 11)3:00 PM18(Apr 18)11:30 AMLiving Awareness Through Insight Meditation -- online only and by donation3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (18) Online Teacher(s): Mary Grace Orr; Gil Fronsdal; John Travis; Heather Sundberg; Rebecca Kronlage (yoga) No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Saturday, April 11, 3:00pm – Saturday, April 18, 11:30am; 7 nights
Sliding Scale: $1008 – $0, Code 342R20.

NOW ONLINE AND BY DONATION: This residential retreat is now offered online only, on a sliding scale basis from $0-$1008 and includes financial support for our teachers. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.  

Retreat Description:
Join us for this 7-night retreat of exploring awareness through the vehicle of the body and in the spirit of a heart of friendliness, compassion, and nonreactive balance.

In this silent retreat, we will practice sitting and walking meditation. Instructions will be offered daily including a Dharma talk every evening, and there will be individual and group practice meetings with the retreat teachers. There will also be optional times for guided mindful yoga practice. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.

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.


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