Weekly & Monthly Classes
Weekly classes are a great introduction to Spirit Rock teachings. Classes are suitable for both beginners as well as more advanced practitioners. Drop-ins are welcome at all classes below. Pre-registration is not available. Cost $8-$10, plus a donation to the teacher(s). No one turned away for lack of funds. If you are interested in volunteering to support a class, contact Volunteering@spiritrock.org.
For the full schedule of teachers for each of these classes, see the calendar listings at the bottom of this page.
Monday Night Class 7:15 - 9:15 pm with Jack Kornfield*, Mark Coleman or guest teacher.
*Jack is on sabbatical until late 2015. The Monday Night Class will be taught by a core group of teachers-- Will Kabat-Zinn, Nikki Mirghafori & Matthew Brensilver and special guest teachers.
Wednesday Morning Meditation Class 9 - 11 am with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg
Sitting and practice-oriented discussion, suitable for beginners, as well as engaged practitioners.
Thursday Women’s Class 10 am-12 pm with Grace Fisher or others This class meets at least once a month; click here for teacher schedule. In the sacred circle of women we honor our innate wisdom through silent and guided sitting and movement meditation and group exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Together we cultivate an approach to meditative practice that honors the creative, intuitive, embodied, and relational dimensions of a woman's spiritual journey.
Friday Morning Meditation & Yoga 10 am – 12:15 pm with Dana DePalma and Ashley Sharp and others
An hour of mindful yoga suitable for all levels, followed by meditation and a dharma talk and discussion.
Weekly sitting groups offered thoughout the Greater Bay Area with Spirit Rock teachers.
Dharma & Recovery
2nd Friday of each month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm in the Community Meditation Hall
with Kevin Griffin or others.
This group explores the intersection of recovery with Buddhist Teachings and practices. We welcome all people who identify with any of the full range of addictions, from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns.
This is not a 12 Step group, but we look to ways that members of that community can support each other on the path of recovery. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are welcome. There is time for discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/dharma theme will be discussed.
For the class and teaching schedule, see the extended weekly/month class schedule below. To read a teacher's bio, click on the teacher's name.
Life Beyond Sixty - a Monthly Drop-In Group (Age 55 & Older)
This monthly group meets from 2-4:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month with Anna Douglas and/or others.
Join your peers in re-inventing what it means to be old! How can the teachings and practices of Dharma illuminate and enliven our potential for living our elder years with wisdom and compassion? We will use the tools of meditation and contemplative inquiry to explore our actual experience of aging - which may be different from the culture's prevailing notions.
We will occasionally invite teachers of writing, singing, or movement to encourage creative insights. For all levels of practice experience, and any age over 55.