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

January Metta Retreat
Sylvia Boorstein, Heather Sundberg, Larry Yang, Donald Rothberg, Konda Mason (assistant), Melvin Escobar (yoga)
Thursday, January 4, 3:00pm - Thursday, January 11, 11:30am
upper Retreat Hall
$1990 - $905 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 328R18.
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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.



Metta, or loving-kindness, practice is the cultivation of the intention of benevolence as the orientation of our heart and mind. It is also a path to wisdom. We develop our capacity for metta through meditation (practiced steadfastly on retreat) in order for it to manifest in an ongoing way in our daily lives.

In this retreat, we will learn the formal practice of metta along with its companion practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. All four of these practices - known as the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes - strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance, and steadiness of mind and heart, revealing our fundamental disposition toward kindness.

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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