29Aug(Aug 29)3:00 PM03Sep(Sep 3)11:30 AMSeptember Insight Meditation Retreat(August 29) 3:00 PM - (September 3) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Sharda Rogell; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) No prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Saturday, August 29, 3:00pm - Thursday, September 3, 11:30am; 5 nights. Sliding Scale: $1500-$650, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 378R20. Please Note: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation
Dates: Saturday, August 29, 3:00pm – Thursday, September 3, 11:30am; 5 nights.
Sliding Scale: $1500-$650, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 378R20.
Please Note: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may move this retreat online. We have suspended taking registrations for now.
This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.
Suitable for both beginning and experienced students.
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). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).
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.
Howard Cohn, MA
Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.