Whether we are healthy or sick and disabled, or have become the keeper of someone who needs care, we yearn in the midst of pain to come back into balance, to access our deepest compassion for our struggling selves, to connect with the natural joy of our being. What does it take to do that? We practice turning toward the pain and allowing ourselves to breathe, sit quietly and accept it as the Buddha teaches us to do. Or it might be as simple as taking a walk in the healing rain. Or maybe the healing begins by remembering the many who are suffering like us at this very moment, perhaps in a Syrian refuge camp or a rust-belt factory town. And then, we naturally ask, what will it take to heal all of us?
Through art, song, dance and writing, we will share our thoughts and questions about our suffering and the healing we seek for ourselves and the world.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.