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with Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, and Howard Cohn

In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat we will explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding and insight into our human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.

As well as sitting and walking insight meditation practice, we will emphasize integrating loving kindness and compassion into all moments of the retreat. This allows a kind embrace of ourselves and connects us intimately with each other and the world. In this retreat there will be periods of meditation, dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and discussion. The retreat is suitable for experienced and newer students to meditation.

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.