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Mindful : October 2017
As each visitor approaches Spirit Rock, the winding byways of West Marin County prompt a slowing of pace. Finally, a yellow sign warns the arriving traveler not to prepare for merging traffic or a no-passing zone but to “yield to the present.” “ It’s a place,” says founder Jack Kornfield, “ that immediately invites a quality of slowing down and a presence of your own body, heart, and mind.” That invitation is writ large on the landscape. The private valley where Spirit Rock’s 400 acres are nestled offers the retreatant a sweeping vista of arid land and blue skies. In a sense, the setting serves as a metaphor for and access to the vast spiritual terrain of the heart and mind. “Something happens at a place like Spirit Rock that allows the body and heart and mind to unwind and open,” says Kornfield. Like many other retreat centers, including IMS, its East Coast fore- bear, Spirit Rock is dedicated to silence. Kornfield calls it “affectionate silence.” He says, “It’s really a sweet silence that contains and holds the retreat. In just a day or two, people start to experience the release of ten- sion or fog.” And like IMS, the silence at Spirit Rock is structured around a daily schedule of meditation—sitting, walking, movement—and teachings, as well as Q & A sessions and oppor- tunities for those on retreat to speak with teachers. The trainings and practices offered at Spirit Rock are woven together with loving-kindness and compassion as central principles. As Kornfield says, “It is enormously inviting and transformative for all who practice here.” → Woodacre, California spiritrock.org Spirit Rock October 2017 mindful 47 retreats