May 2020

28May(May 28)3:00 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:30 AMSettling, Seeing, and Spacious AwarenessA Retreat for Experienced Practitioners(May 28) 3:00 PM - (June 4) 11:30 AM Upper Walking Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; TBD CommuterPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpenWait list

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, May 28, 3:00pm – Thursday, June 4, 11:30am; 7 nights
Sliding Scale: $1900-$850, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 357R20.


Pre-requisite: Completion of at least two 5-night or longer silent insight meditation retreats, or permission of the teachers.

This retreat is full. If you are interested in being a commuter (and you meet the prerequisite) or you would like to add your name to the residential wait list, please submit an application. You will need to choose one or the other. We do receive cancellations for residential spaces close to a retreat start, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.

Please Note: A limited number of People of Color scholarships are still available. All Young Adult rates and Mudita/Karuna scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.

Retreat Description:
In the context of a small retreat, we will train in three inter-related modes of practice. First, we will settle and stabilize our minds and bodies, becoming more concentrated, through both sitting and moving forms of meditation, including Qigong. As we settle, we then become better able to examine closely both our experiences of our bodies, thoughts, and emotions, and the general patterns of experience. We see more clearly when we are reactive, when we suffer, when there is a thick sense of self, and we learn to be more with the impermanent flow of experience. We can also tune in more, as we settle and see, to an increasingly unconfined and luminous awareness beyond reactivity, that is a source of freedom, wisdom, and compassion, both in retreat practice and daily life.

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).

Location: Upper Walking Hall. This retreat is designed as a smaller and more intimate retreat and, as such, will be held in the upper Walking Hall located in the upper retreat building. The upper Walking Hall is accessible by the stairs to the left as you enter the Retreat Hall foyer, or by a path at the back of the building, on the left.

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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