May 2022

07May(May 7)3:00 PM13(May 13)11:00 AMSeeing the Path Clearly: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception (Vipallasa) - A Monastic RetreatRegistration opens on Wednesday, January 5, 20223:00 PM - 11:00 AM (13) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Friday, May 7-13, 2022 (6 nights). Code 354R22.
Registration Fee: $150, PLUS a donation to the teachers and retreat staff — see details below.
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 5, 2022.

RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!


Description:
The Buddha spoke of four distortions of perception, mind and view, that keep us from seeing clearly the way things are. Exploring how these distortions show up in our experience and putting on the corrective lens of Dhamma, we can find our way to a more happy and peaceful life.

This retreat is open to all genders.

PLEASE NOTE: Retreatants are encouraged to keep 8 Precepts for the entire length of this retreat. For those who choose not to keep the 6th Precept, a light supper will be available.

The Eight Precepts:
1. Not intentionally killing or harming any living creatures.
2. Not stealing, or concerning oneself with the possessions of others.
3. Not engaging in sexual activity of any kind.
4. Not lying or using speech harmfully. (On retreat this precept is usually observed as Noble Silence–keeping the silence unless there is a practical necessity to speak.)
5. Not taking intoxicating drink or drugs.
6. Not eating after mid-day. (Optional)
7. Not seeking amusements or wearing special bodily adornment. (On retreat one dresses and acts in a modest and restrained manner.)
8. Not using sleep indulgently.


Registration Fee & Cancellation Policy:
$150 registration fee is required to reserve a space in this retreat. A retreat of this length would normally cost $1140. This registration fee is a discounted rate for this monastic retreat and covers a portion of the “value of the goods and services received” by attending this retreat. This discounted rate is not tax-deductible. You will have the opportunity at the end of the retreat to make additional offerings to Spirit Rock — offerings to Spirit Rock totaling more than $1140 are tax-deductible.

On the last day of the retreat, participants will be invited to offer dana or make offerings in two categories: support for the retreat teachers and support for Spirit Rock. The word “dana” means generosity and simply translates into a heartfelt donation. Your support offered to the teachers and to Spirit Rock will help us continue to offer this unique annual monastic retreat and everything we do here.

Cancellation policy for this retreat:
If you cancel greater than 4 weeks (April 9), we will offer you a full refund.
$150 cancellation fee, if you cancel less than 4 weeks (April 10-May 6) before the retreat.
No refunds after 3:00 p.m. PT Friday, May 6.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Room Occupancy Update* – Starting in March 2022: As of March 27th, the first retreat following our monthlongs, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Most of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double 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. Single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; everyone has a chance of being assigned a single room.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

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

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