October 2018

25Oct(Oct 25)3:00 PM29(Oct 29)11:30 AMLoving AwarenessA Retreat for Experienced Meditators3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Amana Brembry Johnson (assistant), nakawe cuebas (assistant), Teja Bell (qigong) Prerequisite

Event Details

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

This retreat is now in progress.

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 CLOSED. Please be patient as this is a manual process.

Applicants were notified by email of their status on June 28. If you were selected in the lottery, you were sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you ended up on the waiting list, you were 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.


  • Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson teaches meditation and compassionate movement at community and retreat centers internationally. She is currently a participant in the Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training Program. Her home base of practice is the East Bay Meditation Center located in Oakland, California. Rooted in the ethics of social justice, she offers guidance designed to embrace a diverse range of access to practice, and has developed a form of contemplative movement that interweaves the wisdom of Dharma with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self love.

  • Jack Kornfield, PhD

    Jack Kornfield, PhD

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  • Teja Bell

    Teja Bell

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  • Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD

    Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD

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