26Nov(Nov 26)3:00 PM02Dec(Dec 2)11:30 AMSeven Factors of Awakening(November 26) 3:00 PM - (December 2) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash, Gina Sharpe, Pamela Weiss, Carol Cano (assistant), Jeff Haozous (assistant), Leslie Booker (movement) PrerequisiteOpen
Dates: Monday, November 26, 3:00pm - Sunday, December 2, 11:30am; 6 nights Sliding Scale: $1505 - $685, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 216R18. This retreat is currently
Dates: Monday, November 26, 3:00pm – Sunday, December 2, 11:30am; 6 nights
Sliding Scale: $1505 – $685, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 216R18.
This retreat is currently in progress.
Pre-requisite: Completion of one (or more) 7-night silent, residential Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat(s).
Buddha taught the Seven Factors of Awakening to reveal and encourage the ground that nourishes Freedom. Meditating and contemplating with these factors opens us to the potential of our unrecognized capacities and allows us to discover the extraordinary potential we have to Awaken.
The Factors include: Mindful Awareness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Calm, Concentration (Samadhi) and Equanimity. They have multiple functions:
1. They are domains of experience we can focus on and cultivate in meditation.
2. They are aspects of our lives that mature and deepen as we recognize them.
3. They are inherent expressions of the heart/mind when it is free.
The form of the retreat will be silent meditation practice with one period of Contemplative Inquiry each day. Interactive Inquiry allows the exploration and investigation of our personal relationship to each factor.
Come join us to discover, investigate and manifest the Seven Factors as an embodied reality.
Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.
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.
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.