January 2022

10Jan(Jan 10)2:30 PM17(Jan 17)11:00 AMMetta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg; Kaira Jewel Lingo; Gullu Singh; Sylvia Boorstein (Visiting for One Day); Melvin Escobar (yoga) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details


Dates: Monday to Monday, January 10-17, 2022 (7 nights). Code 334R22.
Sliding Scale: $350-$2660, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Lottery Applications Open: September 24 – October 14, 2021.


Mettā, or lovingkindness, practice is the cultivation of the intention of benevolence as the orientation of our heart and mind. It is also a path to wisdom. We develop our capacity for mettā through meditation (which is practiced steadfastly on retreat) in order for it to manifest in an ongoing way in our daily lives.
In this retreat, we will learn the formal practice of mettā along with its companion practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. All four of these practices – known as the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes – strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance, and steadiness of mind and heart, revealing our fundamental disposition toward kindness. We will be joined on one day of the retreat by Sylvia Boorstein, a beloved, longtime teacher of mettā.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $350-$2660; 7 nights including food and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Benefactor – $2660
Sustainer – $2030
Base – $1330
Reduced – $840
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $350*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $350*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $350*

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Room Occupancy Update:* All January retreats will continue to have single room occupancy for all attendees. As of March 27th, the first retreat following our monthlongs, we will return to double occupancy rooms (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). Most of our rooms are single occupancy. We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and they will be limited. This rate guarantees you a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.


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