October 2021

04Oct(Oct 4)7:00 AM08(Oct 8)6:00 PMLove and Kindness: BIPOC Metta RetreatOpen to Self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of color7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (8) Online Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP; Noliwe Alexander; Solwazi Johnson; Jeff Haozous; Konda Mason OnlineNo prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Friday, October 4-8, 2021 (5 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $125-$1500, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 298R21.

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.

Spirit Rock warmly welcomes all self-identified Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who are nourished by Buddhist teachings of lovingkindness and compassion. These practices help us relate to ourselves and the world from a place of love, clarity, and empowerment.
Lovingkindness supports our hearts’ natural capacity to respond with love, warmth, and tenderness. Over time, we develop a sense of interconnectedness with all creation.
Compassion practice gently turns us toward our suffering caused by an unfriendly world. It helps us meet our inner critic with clear-seeing and kindness.
This retreat will include Dharma talks, group discussions, silent sitting, and mindful walking periods.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

Tentative Schedule: (subject to change)
7:00-7:45 a.m. Guided sit – Heart Practices
9:15-10:00 a.m. Sit with Instructions
10:00-10:30 a.m. Walking – suggested home practice
10:30-11:15 a.m. Q&A with teachers
11:30 am-12:20 p.m. Teacher Mtgs for Those Assigned
11:30 am-12:20 p.m. Movement Practice-Optional
2:00-3:00 p.m. Dharma Talk
3:15-3:45 p.m. Teacher meeting
3:15-4:00 p.m. Affinity – LGBTQIA
4:00-4:45 p.m. Affinity – Black folks
4:30-5:00 p.m. Movement check-ins
5:00-6:00 p.m. Movement Practice-Optional


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