January 2019

16Jan(Jan 16)3:00 PM21(Jan 21)11:30 AMWinter Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (21) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn; Lila Kate Wheeler; Ashley Sharp (yoga); Solwazi Samuel Johnson (assistant); Kate Johnson (assistant) No pre-requisiteWait list

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, January 16, 3:00pm – Monday, January 21, 11:30am; 5 nights
Sliding Scale: $1300 – $600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 230R19.

This retreat is full. If you are interested in being on the wait list, please submit an application. We do have cancellations, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.

Please Note: All scholarship funds, including Young Adult rates, 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 retreat designed especially for those relatively new to the practices of Insight Meditation (Vipassana). The retreat includes systematic instructions in Vipassana meditation – both sitting and walking – as well as loving-kindness practice, 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).

A unique scholarship opportunity! If you are an Educator, Health Care Professional, or Artist that has never attended a residential retreat longer than a weekend retreat (1-3 nights), you may qualify for a Hemera Foundation Fellowship to assist in attending your first week-long residential retreat. Hemera Foundation Fellowships: Click link for more information. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.

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.