(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community Meditation Center
Cost: Sliding Scale $75 - 200. Code GU1D18. The incessant and often unreasonable demands of being a lawyer take a big toll on the well-being of those of us in the
Cost: Sliding Scale $75 – 200. Code GU1D18.
The incessant and often unreasonable demands of being a lawyer take a big toll on the well-being of those of us in the profession. This is exacerbated as many of us work in dysfunctional and uncaring office environments or in a practice with constant conflict.
We tend to be overachievers, with relentless inner-critics and our legal training only strengthens this critical mind which we can use against ourselves in unskillful ways. We can easily become depressed, jaded or cynical as the heart hardens to protect us from the suffering of it all.
This daylong retreat will focus on practices designed to incline the mind and heart to states of joy, compassion and gratitude and to soften the heart.
You’re invited to a day of silent periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation and some movement with teachings and instruction. We will practice mindfulness as well as compassion practices.
Part of the day will be in Noble Silence, but there will also be an opportunity for mindful group discussion to foster a sense of community and break the sense of isolation that can accompany law practice.
Open to beginners as well as experienced meditation practitioners. Join us for a lovely day of practice in a community of peers!
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.