October 2019

27Oct(Oct 27)3:00 PM31(Oct 31)11:30 AMLoving Awareness (LOTTERY)A Retreat for Experienced Meditators3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (31) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield; Trudy Goodman Kornfield; Teja Bell (qigong) PrerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Sunday, October 27, 3:00pm – Thursday, October 31, 11:30am; 4 nights
Sliding Scale: $1430 – 650, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 306R19.

The lottery is now closed. The results will be announced by email by June 28.


Pre-requisite: Completion of two (or more) 5-night or longer silent, residential Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreats AND a Vipassana meditation practice of five years or more. See more details below.

Retreat Description:
Loving Awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart, and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. This is a newer retreat format in which we will continue our traditional alternating periods of sitting, walking, guided meditations; and add in daily periods of dialogue where we are engaged in Q & A sessions with the teachers and the group of practitioners attending the retreat.

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). Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and we receive a greater number of requests for funding than we have funds to offer.


Lottery Details:
The lottery closed on June 16.

Pre-requisite details: You must have completed this pre-requisite before registering for this retreat. Workshop-style / non-silent retreats do not qualify toward the retreat pre-requisite. This pre-requisite is at the request of the teachers.

All applicants must apply online. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process. If you need scholarship funds to attend, please be sure to request those funds by selecting one of the scholarship options during the registration process. Selecting this option will not affect your chances of getting in, so we encourage you to apply if you truly have a financial need. Scholarships may not be available later.

Applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than June 28; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!

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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