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The Family Retreat

Find joy in a retreat for the whole family! After such a challenging couple of years, we’re excited to return The Family Retreat to the beautiful land at Spirit Rock. This will be a time for you and your family to rest, re-connect, play, and enjoy. This is a four-night residential retreat for adults and their children (ages 7-15 years old).

The days will combine age-appropriate meditation and Dharma teachings, games, arts and crafts, nature time, and more. Kids and teens will have organized time each day to be with same-aged peers, fully supervised by our outstanding mindful leaders. Adults will also have their own time to practice, relax, and receive Dharma from the teachers.

We create a safe and nurturing environment where all family constellations, races, gender identities, and bodies are welcome and belong. Children and adults from fellow families often forge lifelong friendships on this retreat.

2022-07-27 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-07-27 Guided Mindfulness Meditation 10:58
Diana Winston
2022-07-28 Self-Care for Parents Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:04
Diana Winston
Most parents are exhausted, over-committed, guilty, and burnt out. This talk explores how to increase our capacity for self-care using principles of the dharma. We explore the challenging voices that prevent us from being self-compassionate, and how we can work with them. We then talk about how to increase "outer self-care" -- practical things parents can do, and then "inner self care"-- increasing joy as a radical act and finding a depth of well-being no matter what is happening in life.
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