June 2020

24Jun(Jun 24)3:00 PM28(Jun 28)11:00 AMMindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (28) Online Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Alex Haley; Jill Satterfield (mindful movement); Carol Cano (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, June 24, 3:00pm – Sunday, June 28, 11:00am; 5 days (includes partial days on either end).
Sliding Scale: $65-$1008. Code 362R20.
Registration closes midnight June 23rd; unless the retreat fills sooner.
Special Note for this retreat: The fees paid for this retreat include teacher compensation due to our partnership with MARC. We deeply appreciate your generosity.

This retreat is currently in session and we are no longer accepting registrations.

ONLINE: This at-home retreat is now offered online only, on a sliding scale basis from $65-$1008. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19. This retreat has been designed for an at-home schedule and experience. A draft daily schedule will be posted soon!

Please note: We are very sorry, but CECs will not be available for this retreat.

Retreat Description:
This retreat is held in partnership between Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).

Most people practice mindfulness in a focused way—attending to their breathing, returning to their breath when their attention has wandered. But there are actually many different ways to practice mindfulness.

In this retreat, we will learn about the Spectrum of Awareness Practices, from focused awareness to investigative and flexible awareness, to natural awareness. Natural Awareness is an effortless, radiant, and spacious state of being that includes awareness of awareness.

Over the retreat, through sitting, walking meditations, lectures. exercises, and meetings with teachers, we will practice each type of awareness and explore how these different approaches relate to one another. We will also make each practice relevant to daily life and will practice with them in our families, homes, and daily activities.

While rooted in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat will focus on the practical and varied applications of mindfulness and is open to people of all backgrounds and experience, especially those interested in secular mindfulness and daily life applications. Good for beginners and those wishing to expand their practice.

The retreat is based on Diana Winston’s book, The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness.

Daily Retreat Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: All times shown are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Bold sessions indicate required attendance.
Wednesday, June 24 – Opening Day
  • 3:00 p.m. – Meditation Hall Opens for Open House Technical Testing (if needed)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Break – Main Hall Closed
  • 4:45 p.m. – Meditation Hall Opens /Arrive and Settle
  • 5:00 p.m. – Opening Session
  • 7:00 p.m. – Ends
Thursday, June 25 – Saturday, June 27 
  • 7:30 a.m. – Sitting Meditation (Sit)
  • 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – Sit, Instructions and Q&A
  • 10:00 a.m. – Walking Meditation  (groups on Friday and Saturday)
  • 10.45 a.m. – Sit
  • 11:30 a.m. – Walk (groups on Friday and Saturday)
  • 12:15 p.m. – Sit
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – Rest, Walk, Siesta
  • 2:30 p.m. – Loving Kindness Meditation
  • 3:15 p.m. – Walking
  • 3:45 p.m. – Sit
  • 4:15 p.m. – Mindful Movement / Walk
  • 5:00 p.m. – Break
  • 5:15 p.m. – Teaching Session 
  • 6:00 p.m. – Closing/Home Practice Instructions
Sunday, June 28 – Closing Day
  • 7:30 a.m. – Sit
  • 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – Closing Program
  • 11:00 a.m. – End


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