January 2022

18Jan(Jan 18)2:30 PM22(Jan 22)11:00 AMThe Four Elements Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Bonnie Duran; Syra Smith (teacher-in-training) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, January 18-22, 2022 (4 nights). Code 336R22.
Sliding Scale: $200-$1520, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.


Awaken through the body with the Four Elements: earth, air, fire, and water. This is a foundational practice taught by the Buddha and part of the Theravāda lineage. The essence of this practice is timeless and found in indigenous cultures and traditions around the world.

This retreat is centered around cultivating a grounded, embodied practice that leans toward concentration, direct experience of anatta (not-self), and impermanence. As the elements become more alive in your awareness, a deeper connection with the natural world is felt. The surroundings of Spirit Rock will hold the retreat in this beautiful way. This practice can also be healing, fostering a new relationship with the body. The retreat will also include some heart practices to further support and nourish this healing.

Practice periods will include silent and guided sitting, walking meditation, and dharma guidance.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


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