August 2020

15Aug(Aug 15)10:00 AM16(Aug 16)4:30 PMUnderstanding Awakening: Four Practices Rooted in Tradition and Neuroscience10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (16) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Tina Rasmussen, PhD No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Saturday, August 15 – Sunday, August 16, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $180 – 400. Code TR1M20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

What is awakening? Awakening is the inspiration for many of us in our spiritual journey, but we may be unclear about what awakening really is, how it happens, and what we commonly encounter on the spiritual path. In this retreat, we will practice the four types of meditation rooted in tradition and confirmed by neuroscience. An overview of awakening as it is understood in many wisdom traditions is provided, misconceptions are clarified, and participants tune in to their own “flame” for awakening. The weekend will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, journaling and reflection, teaching periods, time outdoors, and Q&A. Suitable for all levels.

General Information

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