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Sit: a meditation weekend

"Sit" is a weekend designed to help you slow down, center, and connect to source in the beauty of nature with sunrise, noon, and sunset meditations.

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Sit: a meditation weekend
Sit: a meditation weekend

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2024, 3:00 PM – Apr 14, 2024, 3:00 PM

Skyview, Skyview Rd, California 95006, USA

About the event

Sit

a meditation weekend

Whether you meditate regularly, have never meditated before but always been curious about it, or want something to help you get you back into your practice, this weekend is for you. Our feature facilitator is Patricia Wolff of the Monterey Bay Zen Center!

Join us for 3 days and 2 nights at Skyview, a very special piece of land in the Santa Cruz mountains. There are breathtaking views and redwood fairy circles. A pond and treehouse platforms. Any number of special spots to sit and drop in to the power of the present moment.

Where:

Skyview

Skyview Road, Boulder Creek CA 95006

GPS coordinates 37°11'12.4"N 122°05'29.8"W

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When:

Begins Friday, April 12 at 3:00pm

Ends Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm​

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This weekend includes simple, organic, vegetarian meals (vegan/gf options) which are provided with love and care to nourish your body. As for sleeping, there are both spaces to pitch a tent or car/van camp. There will also be a large heated group tent for some of the gatherings and activities that will also be available for anyone to roll out their sleeping bag. And yes there's a hot tub, an outdoor hot shower, and two composting toilets.

We are overjoyed to have Patricia Wolff returning this year as our featured facilitator. Patricia started her Zen meditation practice in 1987. She met Sobun Katherine Thanas-Roshi at Tassajara in 1990 and subsequently started sitting with the MBZC. In 1995, she received jukai and in 2010 lay entrustment from Katherine. She received her certificate of Zen Ministry in October of 2012 after completing the 3 year S.P.0.T. Sangha Leadership Training Program. In addition to her role on the Teaching Council, she leads Mountains and Rivers, a biweekly Carmel Valley sitting group and teaches classes and workshops, exploring mind-body practices which cultivate wisdom and compassion. Patricia is the mother of 2 grown children and blends her skills as a homeopathic/chiropractic physician and psychotherapist in her Carmel Valley office.

SCHEDULE (subject to change at any time)

** note that everything is optional and at your choice

Friday April 12, 2023

1-3p Arrival window

4-6p Opening circle with Patty Wolff

6-7p Dinner

7-8p Sunset sit

Saturday April 13, 2023

​6-7a Sunrise sit

​8-9a Breakfast

9-10a Free time

12-1p Middday sit

1-2p Lunch

2-6p Free time

6-7p Dinner

7-8p Sunset sit

Sunday April 14, 2023

​6-7a Sunrise sit

​8-9a Breakfast

9-10a Free time

11-1p Closing circle and meditation

1-2p Lunch

2-3p Goodbyes, pack up, depart

///  There are no day passes. You can arrive and depart whenever you like but you must register and pay for the whole weekend.

/// Pay in full at time of registration. Cancellations will receive credit for a future weekend. Note that we will not hold this event if there's a big storm and everyone will get credit for a future weekend.

///  Children 12 and up are most welcome.

/// Getting there can be challenging for some. The route is paved most of the way but the last mile is not paved plus it's steep and narrow in some places. Most vehicles can make it if you drive very slowly. And of course if you have a four-wheel or all-wheel drive bring that.​

//// No RVs or trailers.

/// There are 4 work trade positions open until they are filled. All facilitator slots are filled.

​///  Simple, nourishing, organic, vegetarian meals are included! Vegan and gluten-free options provided.

///  Each participant commits to doing one meal shift to help with prep, cooking, serving, and/or cleanup. This will be organized once we are all at camp together.

/// Please leave all non-human animals at home (excluding legitimate service animals).

​/// All are welcome and asked to practice care and respect...for yourself, each other, and Earth. Everyone in attendance commits to practicing active consent in all their interactions. Set your intention to be present and devoted to the experience. You are of course free to choose how you spend your time balancing rest with participation, group time with solo time.

/// This gathering is a recreational drug and alcohol free space. All participants commit to not being under the influence at any time while on property, not having such substances in possession, nor bringing them to the campout in any way. If you need an exception to this agreement for a genuine health concern you may email us through this website at least 24 hours prior to arriving at camp to discuss possibilities.

/// All are at choice. Each individual takes 100% responsibility for their own health and safety.

Directions and the FAQ Page HERE. Please read thoroughly!

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PRICING

Each tier of pricing has a sliding scale based on your annual income before taxes.

Low income = less than $40,000/year

Middle income = $40,000/year to $80,000/year

High income = more than $80,000/year

When choosing your income level during ticket purchase, please adjust your rate upwards if you have significant assets (own property, have a trust fund or inherited wealth, a retirement plan, etc.). Adjust your rate downwards if you have significant burdens, excessive health care costs, single-parenting, adult dependents, unusual losses, etc.

Full Weekend (no day passes)

BILPOC/LGBTQIA+   $80 (10 partial scholarship tix available)

Early Bird   $120-$240​ (before 2/29, limit 10 tix total)

Tier One     $140-$280 (before 3/28)

Tier Two      $160-$320 (registration closes 4/13)

Registration and Ticket purchase below!

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Please be aware that everyone attending is taking 100% responsibility for their own health and safety. Everyone is empowered to be at choice. Much of the retreat will happen outdoors, but there will be an indoor (large, heated tent) space...especially if it's raining. Being fully at choice, you can decide what you are willing to participate in (and what you are not) at any time during the weekend. If you are ready and willing to join us under these conditions, I heartily welcome you. If not, I completely respect your choice and hope to connect with you another time.

Tickets

  • BILPOC/LGBTQIA+

    10 partial scholarship tickets available to those identifying as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Person of Color and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus.

    $80.00
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  • EARLY BIRD

    Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 2/29. Only 10 tickets will be sold at this price range.

    From $120.00 to $240.00
    Sale ended
    • $120.00
    • $180.00
    • $240.00
    • TIER ONE

      Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 3/28.

      From $140.00 to $280.00
      Sale ended
      • $140.00
      • $210.00
      • $280.00
      • TIER TWO

        Please note that registration closes 4/12 at 11:59pm

        From $160.00 to $320.00
        Sale ended
        • $160.00
        • $240.00
        • $320.00

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