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The Fire Within: Detangling the Obstacles Towards Freedom

June 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - July 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am PDT

Fire within

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Whether in our daily practice or daily lives, we are faced with obstacles that either hinder us or propel us forward. How do we identify these hindrances that arise in our lives and bring attention to their antidotes so that our hearts and minds remain fluid, open, and receptive to our awakening path? As a BIPOC community, we will explore the Buddha’s core teachings with mindful awareness as a vehicle to freedom of mind/heart. We will practice seated and walking meditation with instructions as well as Yoga and gentle movement, connect with teachers in small groups, and hear Dharma offerings. All levels of practice are welcome.

Financial Information
Sliding Scale: $385-$3360; 7 nights including food and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Supporter Rate (guaranteed single room) – $3360
Benefactor – $1785
Sustainer – $910
BASE – $385
PLUS a donation to the teacher(s)

Scholarships: Scholarships are not available for this retreat. We are offering this retreat at our reduced DEIA pricing.

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on March 27, 2022, we returned to double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are 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. Subject to change.

Selection Details:
Applications are accepted between February 7 – 28, 2023. All applications are assigned a random number. Together with the random number we are balancing many additional variables to create equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. Those factors include: scholarship needs & availability, affinity group “membership”, age, gender balance, and experienced or new practitioners. Applications received after the close date are automatically placed on the wait list (and will not be included in the first round of selections). Notification rounds can move quickly in the first few weeks following the first acceptances, so we recommend staying ready. You may be accepted sooner than you realize!

You will be notified about the selection results within two weeks of the application close date. If you have been offered a space, you will have two days to pay a deposit to accept/hold the space. If you don’t accept the space within this deadline, we will offer it to the next person in line.

Dates: Monday to Monday, June 26 – July 3, 2023 (7 nights). Code 262R23.

Sliding Scale: $385-$3360, PLUS a donation to the teachers.
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Applications Open: February 7 – 28, 2023

Registration for this retreat is by application and a lottery-style selection in order to balance many variables – see Selection Details below for more information. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Applications are accepted through the end of the day on February 28, 2023. First round notifications will be sent out approximately 2 weeks after the lottery closes. You will be asked to complete your registration details and pay your fees within 48 hours of the offer.



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June 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm PDT
July 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am PDT
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