March 2022

27Mar(Mar 27)2:30 PM30(Mar 30)11:00 AMLiving with Awareness: Foundations of Insight MeditationRetreat now in session.2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Diana Winston; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Rolf Gates Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Wednesday, March 27-30, 2022 (3 nights). Code 344R22.
Sliding Scale: $150-$1440, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Lottery Applications Open: November 10 (~9:00 a.m. PT) – December 1, 2021

This retreat is lottery-style in order to ensure that spaces are available for a diverse student body. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Lottery applications accepted through the end of the day on December 1st. First round notifications will be sent out approximately 2 weeks after the lottery closes. You will be asked to complete your registration details and pay your fees within three days of the offer.

Open to Everyone

In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat, we will explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding, and insight into human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of any experience, whether in meditation or in life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.

As well as sitting and walking insight meditation practice, we will emphasize integrating lovingkindness and compassion into all moments of the retreat. This allows a kind embrace of ourselves and connects us intimately with each other and the world. The retreat will offer periods of meditation, dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and discussion. It is suitable for newer and experienced students of meditation.

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

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $150-$1440; 3 nights including food 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.

Supporter (guaranteed single room) – $1440
Benefactor – $1140
Sustainer – $870
Base – $570
Reduced – $360
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). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, 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.

Room Occupancy Update – Starting in March 2022:** As of March 27th, with this retreat, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Most of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and they will be limited. This rate guarantees you a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. Single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; everyone has a chance of being assigned a single room.

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

Lottery Details:
Lottery applications are accepted between Nov 10 – Dec 1. Applications received after this date are automatically placed on the wait list (they will not be included in the first round of selections).

You will be notified about the lottery results within two weeks of the lottery close date. If you are notified that you have been granted a space, you will have three days to pay a deposit to accept/hold the space. If you don’t accept the space within three days, we will offer it to the next person in line.


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