Mindfulness for Everyone

  • Spirit Rock Spirit Rock
  • 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, United States
  • Jul 5 - 10, 2018 (5 days)
  • sliding scale, speak to venue for details

About us

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

If you are in need of financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.

Date: Thursday, July 5, 3:00pm – Tuesday, July 10, 11:30am

Cost: $1255 – $570 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 372R18.


Retreat Description:

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Through the practice of mindfulness, we learn tools to regulate emotions, develop attention, and cultivate states of compassion, even-mindedness, and greater well-being. When we attend to the present moment over a sustained period of time, practitioners report deeper connection to themselves, more self-compassion, and greater insights into their lives.

In this 5-night retreat we will practice mindfulness meditation through sitting and walking meditation as well as lectures and opportunity to meet with teachers who will guide our practice. While rooted in Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat will focus on the practical applications of mindfulness, and is open to people of all backgrounds and experience, especially those interested in secular mindfulness. An excellent retreat for beginners, but open to all levels.

Co-sponsored by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Source: calendar.spiritrock.org

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After the past two years of transition on every level, I would absolutely LOVE a retreat! :) Chelsee
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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