February 2022

26Feb2:30 PM26Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2022(February 26) 2:30 PM - (March 26) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella; Bhante Buddharakkhita; Winnie Nazarko; Greg Scharf; Anushka Fernandopulle; Diana Clark (assistant); Amy Wang (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Saturday, February 26 – March 26, 2022 (28 nights). Code 343R22.
Sliding Scale: $7600-$1400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Applications will be available week of July 12th. Scholarships will be available.*


Prerequisites for One-Month Retreats (28-night retreat): BEFORE applying, you must have completed at least 14 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of two (2) silent residential retreats with each of these six (6) nights or longer.

Prerequisites for Two-Month Retreat (56-night retreat): BEFORE applying, you must have completed at least 21 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of three (3) silent residential retreats with each of these six (6) nights or longer.

Other Important Notes About Prerequisites: These retreats must have been led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. Previous retreats must be silent residential retreats and have a similar format to this retreat, with instructions, practices and talks focused on Insight Meditation. Online retreats do not qualify for these retreat prerequisites. When applying, you will need to provide the teachers’ names, dates, location, length (# of nights), and style of the retreats.

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

These extended retreats (as with all retreats at Spirit Rock) are NOT open for “self-retreats”.

PLEASE READ – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. These protocols may change a few times between now and the start of the retreats.

For 2022 monthlongs, we will be offering all attendees a single room accommodation.

Applications available week of July 12th; closes end of the day on Monday, September 6th.

Participants will be selected from the pool of applicants with priority towards: BIPOC and Young Adults as usual (whether scholarships are requested or not). Special consideration for 2022 monthlongs only: Special consideration will be given to folks whose retreat was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This would be for the March retreatants and the Two-month retreatants only.

First round notifications will be sent via email by the last week in September; please refrain from calling before this deadline. We will need this time to process all the applications, make selections, coordinate with teachers, and allocate scholarship funding. If you are selected, 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 relative position on the waitlist.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS: To be included in the first round of notifications, your application must be submitted by the deadline. No exceptions.

Additional scholarship funding is offered for practitioners who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of color (BIPOC). Scholarship rates are $50 per night. For the month-long retreats only: Spirit Rock extends the upper age limit of the Young Adult scholarship rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special rate is $50 per night. A limited number of special rates will be available.

If you need scholarship funds to attend, once the application is available, please complete the Scholarship Section; funding may likely not be available later. Scholarship requests do not influence your acceptance.

If you submit an application after the deadline:
We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after the initial deadline of September 3rd; applications received after this date will be put on a waiting list.


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