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Retreats Affected by COVID-19

IRC is taking extra precautions in light of the coronavirus outbreak, closely following the development of this situation, and taking the measures needed to protect our communities.

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, IRC has cancelled retreats through the end of May, in some cases piloting some online alternatives. Lotteries for future retreats will not be run until we are certain we can offer a retreat. We will continue to consider with care whether future retreats planned at IRC may need to be canceled, based upon public health officials’ advice about public gatherings.  If you are registered for future retreats, please check your email regularly.

We can embody wisdom in our practical lives as well as our spiritual lives in the current circumstances.  Hearing “coronavirus,” perhaps you could think “karunavirus,” and spread compassion in the ways you protect yourself, as that is also the way we protect each other.  Please consider how to provide the highest degree of safety for your own immune system and that of others whose immune function may be weaker than yours. Take appropriate health measures, recognizing that fear may be offset by whatever degree of equanimity is possible in this moment.


You can find additional information from the CDC at:

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Thank you for practicing compassion towards yourselves and your community in these matters.

Retreats Affected by COVID-19

IRC is taking extra precautions in light of the coronavirus outbreak, closely following the development of this situation, and taking the measures needed to protect our communities.

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, IRC has cancelled retreats through the end of May, in some cases piloting some online alternatives. Lotteries for future retreats will not be run until we are certain we can offer a retreat. We will continue to consider with care whether future retreats planned at IRC may need to be canceled, based upon public health officials’ advice about public gatherings.  If you are registered for future retreats, please check your email regularly.

We can embody wisdom in our practical lives as well as our spiritual lives in the current circumstances.  Hearing “coronavirus,” perhaps you could think “karunavirus,” and spread compassion in the ways you protect yourself, as that is also the way we protect each other.  Please consider how to provide the highest degree of safety for your own immune system and that of others whose immune function may be weaker than yours. Take appropriate health measures, recognizing that fear may be offset by whatever degree of equanimity is possible in this moment.

You can find additional information from the CDC at:

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Thank you for practicing compassion towards yourselves and your community in these matters.

Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter

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Garden Days

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Volunteers are invited to help out in the garden at various times during each month.

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Work Day CANCELLED

To support efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will not be holding our March 14th Work Day.

We hope to hold our next Work Day on April 25th.

We send you well wishes, and appreciation for your care and compassion to all beings during this outbreak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a day of mindfully working together!  Help prepare for the next retreat at IRC and help care for the center.  We’ll be meditating, cleaning, doing repairs, and working in the garden and grounds.  If you have any special handyman skills, your skills would be welcome, let us know when you RSVP.  Bring your own tools if possible.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2019 – 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Insight Retreat Center, 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz (in Scotts Valley)

Schedule: You may attend one or both work periods. Please come on time for the work periods.

Lunch will be provided.

9:00 – 9:30 am Sitting in Meditation Hall
9:50 – 12:15 pm 1st Work Period
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch: Lunch will be provided
1:15 – 3:30 pm 2nd Work Period
3:30 – 4:00 pm Sitting in Meditation Hall

Please RSVP on this very brief form

We encourage people to carpool. To offer or look for a ride, see our Carpool Board

Questions? contact us at workday@insightretreatcenter.org  or 831 430-9198

Future Work Days: April 25, May 30, July 12 (this is a Sunday), August 8