Mindfulness and Heartfulness for Insight and Liberation

  • Spirit Rock Spirit Rock
  • 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, United States
  • Oct 9 - 14, 2018 (5 days)
  • sliding scale, speak to venue for details

About us

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 3:00pm – Sunday, October 14, 11:30am

Cost: Sliding Scale $1505 – $685, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 202R18.

Will open for registration on 6/6/2018

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one insight meditation daylong/non-residential retreat. It is OK if this is your first residential retreat.

Join us to practice insight meditation in sitting, walking, eating and daily activities to explore the deep well-being available from investigating Dharma through your own experience. Learn to recognize yourself as part of nature.

We will enter into a contemplative Buddhist retreat, simplifying our lives by letting go of reading, writing, cellphones, computers, sexual activity and recreational drugs/alcohol to help settle our minds and hearts. You will be expected to enter the retreat on the opening day and stay for the duration.

Participants are asked to wear simple solid colored clothing without large graphics or slogans to simplify the visual environment.

Dharma is for everyone but intensive silent retreat is only recommended for those with sufficient psychological stability. This retreat is not appropriate for those with recent trauma, fragile mental health, or who cannot be in silence for 5 nights. There will be guided meditations, dharma talks, and time for questions in groups, but minimal one on one interactions during the retreat.

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.

Source: calendar.spiritrock.org

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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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