April 2019

06Apr(Apr 6)3:00 PM14(Apr 14)11:30 AMMindfulness of Breathing (LOTTERY)A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bhikkhu Analayo,PhD; Ayya Anandabodhi; Shaila Catherine; Dawn Scott (assistant) PrerequisiteOpenWait list

Event Details

Dates: Saturday, April 6, 3:00pm – Sunday, April 14, 11:30am; 8 nights
Sliding Scale: $2300 – $1100, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 242R19.

The lottery has closed. Lottery applicants have been notified of their status.

If you did not apply for the lottery and are interested in joining the wait list, please submit an application. There are 80+ people on the wait list. We do have cancellations, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.


Pre-requisite: Completion of at least two retreats that are at least 7 nights in length, residential Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreats.

Retreat Description:
Bhikkhu Anâlayo will introduce mindfulness of breathing in sixteen steps and offer meditation instructions. Shaila Catherine and Ayya Anandabodhi will offer evening Dharma talks and group interviews, assisted by Dawn Scott.

The program will include self-scheduled practice periods in the morning, afternoon, and evening; participants need to have enough previous retreat experience to be able to structure their own sitting and walking sessions within this intensive retreat environment.

Participants need to be familiar with Bhikkhu Analayo’s approach to the Satipatthana, particularly the hindrances and awakening factors. For those who are unfamiliar with his approach, please read his recently published Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide or listen to the freely available audio files accompanying the book that offer his meditation instructions.

Pre-retreat Reading: The teachers ask that in preparation for this course, all participants read Bhikkhu Anâlayo’s book, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death.

Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and we receive a greater number of requests for funding than we have funds to offer.


Lottery Details:
The lottery closed at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Applicants were notified by email of their status on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

General Information

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Also, please remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please consider paying 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.

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