22Nov01DecNovember Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude3:00 PM - (December 1) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittisaro; Neesha Patel (assistant); Pawan Bareja (assistant); Yong Oh (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteOpenWait list
Dates: Friday, November 22, 3:00pm - Sunday, December 1, 11:30am; 9 nights Sliding Scale: $2900 - 1300, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 312R19. Residential and commuters spaces are
Dates: Friday, November 22, 3:00pm – Sunday, December 1, 11:30am; 9 nights
Sliding Scale: $2900 – 1300, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 312R19.
Residential and commuters spaces are full with a waiting list. Please contact the Retreat Managers if you have questions or are interested at 415-488-0164 ext. 262.
Please note: All scholarships, including Young Adult rates, have been allocated for this retreat.
The November Insight Meditation retreat is a special opportunity to be in like-minded company surrounded by the peace of the surrounding landscape. Join us to reflect on the deeper truths, joys and sorrows we collectively share, in order to hone our spirit, nourish our lives, and strengthen our capacity to meet challenging times.
We will spend our days in noble silence with the sitting and walking practices of calming and insight meditation. Supported in this sacred container, we will explore Dharma teachings and practices that enable direct experience of our innate timeless freedom, while helping us open into deeper understanding, compassion and wisdom.
The retreat will draw from a synthesis of Theravada alongside Chinese Mahayana, which includes Kuan Yin practices, a focus on the Bodhisattva motivation, and the use of mantra and ceremony. Beside Dharma talks, meditation instructions, qigong, and a devotional chanting practice, there will be practice meetings with the teachers.
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 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.
Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP