December 2019

27Dec(Dec 27)3:00 PM05Jan(Jan 5)11:30 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)(December 27) 3:00 PM - (January 5) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Pamela Weiss; DaRa Williams; Tuere Sala; Nolitha Tsengiwe (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday, December 27, 3:00pm – Sunday, January 5, 11:30am; 9 nights
Sliding Scale: $2700 – 1200, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 320R19.

The lottery is open now and will close on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:00pm.

Retreat Description:
This is a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassana) retreat with sitting and walking in silence, and regular meetings with teachers. Each day there will be systematic meditation instructions, dharma talks and gentle yoga. We will mark the turning of the year with a late evening sitting and simple ceremony on New Year’s Eve. In celebration of the New Year, our focus will be on cultivating loving awareness and embracing each moment as fresh and new. All are welcome.

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 is open now and will close at 10:00pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019. No preference is given to when you apply within this period even if you need scholarship funding. All applicants must apply online. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.

After the lottery closes, status notifications are scheduled to be sent out by 5:00pm PT on Friday, August 30, 2019; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, 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 position on the list. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!


General Information

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay 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.