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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana
Will Kabat-Zinn, Anushka Fernandopulle
Monday, March 27, 3:00pm - Saturday, April 1, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1230 - $560 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 240R17.
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NOTE: All Young Adult rates and Scholarship Funds for this retreat have been allocated.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one Insight Meditation Daylong program before attending this retreat. This retreat is open to beginners and experienced practitioners.

The ancient invitation of the Buddha was to "Come and see" for yourself the truth of the way things are. Samatha-Vipassana (Calming and Insight) gives you the capacity to calm your restless and scattered mind and gain liberating insight from direct and sustained contact with reality.

In this retreat we will weave together traditional approaches to Samatha-Vipassana practice and a series of body based energy and awareness practices to support you in cultivating tranquility of mind, balance of body and energy, and the capacity to see deeply into the nature of your own mind with wisdom and clarity. The aim of this practice is liberation here and now for the benefit of all beings.

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.

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay 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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