1. Must have completed at least 15 nights of silent Vipassana or Metta retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS or other recognized Insight Mediation teachers AND
2. Must have five (5) years of Mindfulness practice
3. Please provide the teacher’s names, the dates, location, length and tradition of the retreats when applying.
NOTE: The 15 nights does not include workshops, zen or Vajrayana retreats. The 15 days of mindfulness/metta retreats can be a combination of several retreats, but none should be shorter than five days each.
Retreat Description: Mindfulness and metta (lovingkindness) are gateways to liberation. During this meditation retreat, we will share teachings and practice together in silence. We will quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom and love.
The lottery is now open and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 15. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period.
All applicants must apply online. In an effort to save our planet’s trees, we will not be providing a link for a downloadable form. Please email us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.
After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.