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

Through Dhamma Eyes With Awareness and Wisdom
Steve Armstrong, Carol Wilson, Alexis Santos, Franz Moeckl (qigong)
Sunday, April 30, 3:00pm - Tuesday, May 9, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$2220 - $1010 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 256R17.
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NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.

If you are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.



Cultivating stable awareness of all experience is training in wisdom that reveals the true nature of reality. We see that everything that appears is simply the display of natural conditions giving rise to their lawful effect. When the mind is supported by skillful knowledge and is unclouded by confusion, greed or negativity, reality is accurately recognized. This is seeing our world through the eyes of the Dhamma and is the foundation for well-being and liberation.

This silent retreat will offer complementary teachings and instructions integrated from various Buddhist meditative traditions on the "awareness of mind," one of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness taught by the Buddha. The qualities of metta arise naturally and spontaneously as we practice in this way.

In this course, suitable for beginning as well as experienced students, the familiar SRMC schedule will also include self-scheduled periods of practice to enhance self-reliance, regular group check-ins with the teachers and an optional daily movement session led by Franz Moeckl.

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.

For more information about Hemera Foundation Scholarships: ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.

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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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