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Love Is The Answer - Daylong Retreat

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

Love Is the Answer

Teacher(s): Spring Washam

Date: Sunday, July 30, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Community Meditation Center

Cost: Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code SW1D17.

Register: Will open for registration soon

The Buddha once said, "We can look the whole world over and find no one more deserving of our love and kindness than ourselves." Metta practice protects the mind from falling into habitual patterns of reactivity that undermine our sincerest intentions to be happy. Also referred to as a mind liberating practice, it can awaken powerful healing energies that brighten and lift the mind to increasing levels of joy and clarity. Our greatest and most challenging task on the spiritual path is to learn to love and accept ourselves in every moment. Self-hatred, inner aggression and self-criticism are rooted in a mind that is confused and suffering. When we really love and honor ourselves there are no more questions. 

This is an excellent daylong for all those who feel energetically stuck in the past and are unable to break free and move forward. In this daylong we will focus on metta practice, self-compassion and forgiveness in order to let go. 

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information - Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Earlier Event: July 5
July Metta Retreat
Later Event: August 3
People of Color Sangha