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

Insight and Awakening
Will Kabat-Zinn, Anushka Fernandopulle, Victoria Cary (trainee), Cara FitzGibbon (trainee)
Monday, April 9, 3:00pm - Sunday, April 15, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1505 - $685 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 346R18.
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NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarships for this retreat have been allocated.

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

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one Insight Meditation day program.

The ancient invitation of the Buddha was to "Come and see" for yourself the truth of the way things are. Through focused and sustained meditative practice we can quiet habitual patterns of the mind that cause restlessness, stress, and disconnection and look deeply into the nature of our own experience.

Mindful and penetrating contact with reality gives rise to liberating insight by addressing the causes of suffering and dis-ease where they reside which is in our own minds.

When we learn to reside in the rich and vivid space of awareness, the source and ground of all experience, our deepest nature and true home, spontaneity, creativity and a great flexibility in being and expression reveal themselves to be endemic to our nature.

This retreat is open to beginners and experienced practitioners.

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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