July 2020

19Jul10:00 AM4:30 PMThe Dharma of Desire: From Longing to Loving Presence -- Online Only10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD; Lisa Ernst No prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $45 – 200. Code TG1D20.

ONLINE: Spirit Rock’s programs are now offered online only. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

On the path of awakening, sometimes we may believe desire is a problem to be eradicated. Yet when we get curious about desire and look at our relationship to it, we can enter more deeply into the fertile ground of our own being and move closer to the heart. In this retreat, we will have the opportunity to explore desire in a safe, nonjudgmental space that allows us to open our hearts and meet desire with compassion and insight. When we hold desire in the crucible of wisdom and understanding, it can transform into loving presence.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


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