Date(s) - Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Woodacre, California
Dates: Wednesday, July 10, 3:00pm – Friday, July 19, 11:30am; 9 nights
Sliding Scale: TBD, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 268R19.
Will open for registration on 2/12/2019.
Metta is the Pali term for friendship, goodwill or loving-kindness. In this retreat, we will develop metta as a meditation practice, which cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart towards ourselves and all other beings. We will also develop the practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. Metta practice leads to greater acceptance of ourselves and others, revealing our fundamental connectedness to all life.
The schedule will include regular periods of mindful movement, as we find this is a helpful complement to the loving-kindness meditation.
Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).
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.