May 2019

10May(May 10)3:00 PM16(May 16)11:30 AMTrue Belonging (Lottery)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (16) Upper Walking Hall Teacher(s): Erin Treat; JoAnna Hardy No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Friday, May 10, 3:00pm – Thursday, May 16, 11:30am; 6 nights
Sliding Scale: $1600 – 700, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 251R19.

The lottery is now closed. Applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2019; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list. ~Thank you for your practice of patience!

If you did not apply for the lottery and are interested in joining the wait list, the wait list application will be posted on January 22, 2019.


Retreat Description:
The experience of insight is essential to the realization of belonging to our selves, to each other and to nature. As our capacity for wisdom and compassion deepens, our ability to bring about real and transformative change for ourselves and in the world increases. The emphasis of this retreat will be classical Buddhist teachings along with practices that open our hearts to ourselves and others.

This retreat is for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. The retreat will be silent, with some periods of inquiry and sharing through relational practice.

To create a balanced and equitable retreat experience, we are striving for a retreat attendance that will include 50% people of color and 50% white folks/non-people of color.

If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.

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). Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and we receive a greater number of requests for funding than we have funds to offer.


Location: Upper Walking Hall. This retreat is designed as a smaller and more intimate retreat and as such, it is held in the upper Walking Hall. This hall is located at the top of a flight of stairs adjacent to the main meditation hall. It is not accessible by wheelchair or scooter. If you have mobility limitations such that you cannot climb a flight of stairs, this retreat is not appropriate for you. Please contact the registration department (retreats@spiritrock.org) for more details BEFORE you register for this retreat if you have concerns related to accessibility to the upper Walking Hall.

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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