January 2020

07Jan(Jan 7)3:00 PM12(Jan 12)11:30 AMWinter Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA; Erin Treat; Ashley Sharp (yoga); Yong Oh (assistant); Tara Mulay (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday, January 7, 3:00pm – Sunday, January 12, 11:30am; 5 nights
Sliding Scale: $1500 – $650, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 326R20.

This retreat is now FULL. If you are interested in being a commuter (and you meet the prerequisite) or you would like to add your name to the residential wait list, please submit an application. You will need to choose one or the other. We do receive cancellations for residential spaces close to a retreat start, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.

Please note: All Young Adult rates and Scholarship funds have been allocated for this retreat.

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

Retreat Description:
This is a silent Insight meditation (Vipassana) retreat designed for both new and experienced meditators. The retreat includes systematic instructions in Vipassana meditation, following the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The retreat will also include lovingkindness meditation, meetings with teachers, and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives.

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).

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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