Life is intense: pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, change everywhere, all the time. To open to this with mindfulness for even a moment is a big deal. We underestimate the courage, tenderness, and love called forth by life. In our retreat, we will practice opening the heart to our experience – to make peace with the human condition. As our hearts are transformed, the motivation to alleviate suffering in the world crystallizes and the circle of empathy widens.
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).
A unique scholarship opportunity — the Hemera Contemplative Fellowship! If you are 18 years of age or older with a commitment to service — serving others through your profession — you should consider reviewing the eligibility for this Fellowship. In general, this Fellowship is for those who are full-time in the listed eligible professions and are new to silent residential retreat practice. Follow this link for more detailed information: Hemera Contemplative Fellowships. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.