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

Mindfulness and Heartfulness for Insight and Liberation
Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua
Tuesday, October 9, 3:00pm - Sunday, October 14, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1505 - $685 sliding scale, 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.

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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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