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Winter Solstice Retreat 2019


  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat:
Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

with Heather Sundberg, John Travis and Carol Cano (assistant)

In this retreat, we will emphasize centering ourselves at the time of the holidays and the New Year, quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening up our hearts, and using inquiry to help give energy to our practice. There will be a special emphasis on opening to the darkness, including to our difficulties and challenges, as well as to the coming light -- to our beauty, joy, wisdom, and love. The retreat will include complete meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, daily loving kindness practice, daily Qigong practice, evening talks, practice discussions, and a Winter Solstice ceremony.

Dates: Monday, December 16, 3:00pm – Monday, December 23, 11:30am
Cost: Sliding Scale $900 - $2000, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff.

14 CE credits available for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. CE credits are offered through Spirit Rock Meditation Center; please see their website for details.

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.

Photo by Ryan Hutton on Unsplash

Earlier Event: November 10
Evening Dharma Talk: Marin Sangha
Later Event: January 10
Skillful Speech in Difficult Situations