01Aug2:30 PM06(Aug 6)11:00 AMYoung Adult Insight Meditation Retreat - A Retreat for Young Adults Ages 18-32 yearsRegistration now open; Spaces still available!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Matthew Brensilver, Cara Lai, Hakim Tafari (Chi Gung) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Monday to Saturday, August 1 - 6, 2022 (5 nights). Code 376R22. Sliding Scale: $250-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. Registration opens approximately 9:00
Dates: Monday to Saturday, August 1 – 6, 2022 (5 nights). Code 376R22.
Sliding Scale: $250-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.
Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 31,2022.
RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND!
Open to: Young adults ages 18-32 years
Come practice silent mindfulness and insight meditation for a week within a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant overstimulation and external demands as we create a supportive space for cultivating greater inner calm, spaciousness, and presence.
We will honor each person’s experience through radical self-awareness and deeper embodiment, exploring the ancient practices of guided and silent sitting, walking, heart meditations, movement, practice meetings with teachers, and Dharma talks. Over the course of the week, we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady, continuous awareness.
On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn conscious connection with the community around us. This is a fully silent retreat, and you will be asked to turn off and put away all electronic devices.
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.
Room Occupancy Update*: Starting with our “Living with Awareness” retreat on March 27, 2022, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.
*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.
Matthew Brensilver, PhD