See "Lottery Details" below.
This silent meditation retreat seeks to deepen our connection to the beauty of our lives and our world through the wisdom and gentleness of our hearts. The practices of Awareness and Lovingkindness from the Buddhist tradition deepen our insight into truth about our lives and the conditions in which we live, while cultivating a compassionate heart and a clear mind. Through the silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations with support from teachers, we are invited into the wholeness and brilliance that shines through the full range of our unique and diverse lives.
Held at the Joshua Tree Spiritual Retreat Center in the high desert near Joshua Tree National Park, about an hour from Palm Springs. Click here for transportation options.
The lottery is now open (Tuesday, December 2) and will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 6. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period.
All applicants must apply online. In an effort to save our planet's trees, we will not be providing a link for a downloadable form. Please call us if you do not have access to a computer. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.
After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on Friday, January 30; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE (for retreats held at Spirit Rock)
Supported by the ongoing generosity of our sangha, we have begun construction on our lower campus for a permanent Community Hall and support buildings. Our upper campus, where your residential retreat occurs, is not part of the construction. Please refer to the Construction Map for the location of construction relative to the Retreat Hall.
While some ambient machinery sound may travel, it will not be continuous or nearby. Construction will take place during business work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm) and on some Saturdays. We look forward to supporting your practice here at Spirit Rock.
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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.