october 2018

25oct(oct 25)3:00 pm29(oct 29)11:30 amLoving Awareness - LOTTERYA Retreat for Experienced Meditators3:00 pm - 11:30 am (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Teja Bell (qigong)


25 (Thursday) 3:00 pm - 29 (Monday) 11:30 am


Upper Retreat Hall

Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 25, 3:00pm – Monday, October 29, 11:30am
Cost: Sliding Scale $1430 – $650, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 208R18.

Retreat Description:
Prerequisite: Completion of at least two silent Vipassana residential retreats of five or more nights, and five years of Vipassana meditation practice. You must have completed the prerequisite before applying for this retreat. Workshop-style retreats do not count toward the retreat prerequisite.

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.

Lottery Details:
The lottery is now open (Thursday, May 24) and will close on Wednesday, June 20 at 5pm PT. Please be patient as this is a manual process. You DO NOT need to register on the first day as lottery registrations will be open for approximately 30 days. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period even if you need scholarship funding. No retreat fees will be collected at this time; it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.

All applicants must apply online. In an effort to save our planet’s trees, we will not be providing a link for a downloadable form. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer.

After the lottery closes on June 20, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5pm PT on 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 remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay 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.