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Mettā Retreat: Teachings and Practices to Cultivate a Wise, Compassionate & Responsive Heart

January 10 @ 5:00 pm - January 17 @ 11:00 am PST

Spirit Rock Center

Residential Retreat | January 10-17,2024

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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Donald Rothberg, PhD, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Beth Sternlieb, Gullu Singh, JD, Sylvia Boorstein, PhD and Jonathan Relucio

Mettā, or lovingkindness practice, is the cultivation of the intention of benevolence as the orientation of our heart and mind. It is also a path to wisdom. Through meditation, which is practiced steadfastly on retreat, we develop our capacity for mettā in order for it to manifest in an ongoing way in our daily lives.

In this retreat, we will learn the formal practice of mettā along with its companion practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. All four of these practices—known as the brahmavihāras or divine abodes—strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance, and steadiness of mind and heart, while revealing our fundamental disposition toward kindness. We will be joined on one day of the retreat by Sylvia Boorstein, a beloved long-time teacher of mettā.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

Financial Details
Residential Retreat Sliding Scale:*
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $4025
Benefactor Rate – $3150
Sustainer Rate – $2415
Base – $1575
Reduced Rate – $1015
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, Mudita/Karuna, or Young Adult) – $420
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).

Scholarship offerings: All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($60/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…

Room Occupancy**: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.

**Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.

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January 10 @ 5:00 pm PST
January 17 @ 11:00 am PST