October 26- 31 River Run Inn, Winthrop weekend, three day, or six day options residential / non-residential
Loving-kindness Straight Up Fall Methow Valley Retreat, 2019 River Run Inn, Winthrop October 26 - 31st!
It’s about creating the causes for blessings to arise, and then allowing ourselves to enjoy that sense of blessing, that sense of well-being. –Ajahn Candasiri
Our local retreats have become an immersion in love and kindness, generated and felt by everyone. This Fall we will focus on deepening the meditative experience, cultivating loving-kindness, in our mind, hearts, and bodies, as a foundation for healing and insight. Using classical techniques to set aside those pesky distracting thoughts, we create conditions for good will to naturally arise, stabilize, and saturate awareness. Like the still forest pool, all of our other energies can safely show up to be gently received, and disarmed with a patient heart.
The gift of spontaneous, genuine goodwill experienced in our retreats does not happen in a weekend, or a week, it is an expression of the intention we live, every time we show up for each other at a weekly group meditation. Group practice nourishes our connection to others.Our retreats have grown from requests within the weekly groups. With that in mind, as the retreat fills, spots will be offered first, to participants who attend throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to register if you are seriously interested! It is our dearest goal not to turn anyone away, and to encourage EVERYONE to join us for a retreat. We realize that not everyone can attend a group, some of our regular retreat yogis live out of town.
Prices and choices are below, prices may be subject to refunds if in the end we are out of scale! We are just paying the bills here for food and lodging, teaching and administrative tasks are freely offered, Options
Saturday morning - Sunday night, 8:30 pm, - two full days. residential..........$115 (one night, shared room) Non-residential $80 Saturday, Sunday, Monday 8:30 pm - three full days residential..........$190 (8 meals, two nights lodging, shared room) non-residential, $120 ( 6 meals, if you want to add breakfast just let us know!)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, depart Thursday morning at 11 residential..........$400 ( 5 nights, 15 meals) possibly an extra charge for a single room non-residential.........$200 (10 meals, okay to depart Wednesday night or Thursday at 11).
Sliding scale fees available!. We have some funds for sliding scale and scholarships, (and you will have an opportunity to contribute.) It is our hope that no one be turned away for lack of funds.
Cancellations- There is a 50% cancellation fee until October 1, after that no refund will be guaranteed