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

Bringing Practice to Life: Everyday Opportunities for Love, Wisdom and Connection
Susie Harrington
3 Days; Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $225 - $600. Please bring your lunch. Code SH1M17.
OPEN-Register Here

Ever wondered how to move your practice from the cushion into your life? This retreat will explore how our practice is challenged and comes alive in the crucible of our daily interactions. While we can grow contact and intimacy with ourselves through silent practice, the larger exploration becomes how to keep that connection alive while in relationship with others. With practice and intention, we can bring interest and connection to intimate, friend, family and work relationships, while not losing contact with ourselves. This is challenging and immensely rewarding practice! Relational dharma is the invitation to make each interaction of our day a place of intensive and rewarding dharma practice – an opportunity for connection, understanding and insight.

This retreat will be held within the container of silence, with sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and interactive inquiry creating a bridge between silent internal investigation and the vibrant, interactive, often chaotic aliveness of our daily lives. Relational dharma is the invitation to bring ourselves to all aspects of our lives with more ease, grace and a ready heart.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this 3-Day Non-Residential Retreat for $135.

General Information

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 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.

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