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Daylong Programs

Daylongs, classes, and benefits are usually held in the Community Meditation Hall.  On occasion, when there is not a residential retreat in progress, we hold a daylong or benefit event in the upper Retreat Hall (URH). Unless otherwise noted, all daylongs are suitable for beginning and experienced meditators and include basic instructions. For almost all events, both chairs and floor cushions are set up for you. Spirit Rock is wheelchair accessible. If you have any other access needs, please call (415) 488-0164 x 234.

Please register online for events you would like to attend, or send a check - payable to: SRMC, PO Box 169 Attn: (code for the event), Woodacre, CA 94973.

In consideration of all participants, please do not wear scented personal care products to Spirit Rock (including "natural" products).

Event Fees at Spirit Rock

Spirit Rock's intention is to make these teachings accessible to everyone, thus fees for daylongs, classes and special events are kept as low as possible. These fees are also a major source of operating income for Spirit Rock. No one will be turned away from daylongs and classes for lack of funds. Benefit events, some special events and residential retreats are an exception to this policy.

For those who cannot afford a daylong or class fee, a flexible work exchange program is available. To learn more about this, contact our Volunteer & Community Coordinator at (415) 488-0164 x 224. Special scholarships for people of color are available, call (415) 488-0164 x 224 for more information.

Dana (The Practice of Generosity)

The fee to attend an event goes toward Spirit Rock operating expenses. The teachings themselves are offered freely by your teacher, and students generally offer dana (the Pali term for the practice of generosity) in the form of a donation to the teacher at the end of the event. You can read more about the traditional offering of the teachings and dana here.

What to Bring to a Daylong

  • Please bring a lunch which doesn't need to be kept cold. We do not have a refrigerator.
  • Hot water, tea, filtered water and a microwave available in the foyer.
  • Bring your own mug for tea and a water bottle, as well as whatever utensils or other materials you need for lunch.This helps us reduce our trash output, and the impact on the land.
  • In consideration of all participants, please be "fragrance free" - do not wear scented personal care products, including 'natural' products.
  • Chairs and some cushions are available; if you have a cushion you love to use, please bring it.
  • You will be asked to remove your shoes prior to entering the Hall; you may wish to wear or bring warm socks.
  • Please wear layered clothing as the hall temperature can vary from cool to warm.
  • It can be helpful to bring a notepad and pens, whether for your own notes or for class exercises.
  • We encourage you to lock your car and keep valuables with you.  As our hall space is limited, you might also consider simply not bringing anything you won’t need for the day.

Daylong/Class Series Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an event, please call (415) 488–0164 x266 or send a fax to (415) 488-1025 to cancel and request a credit by 5 pm at least two business days preceding this event, and we will credit your registration fee towards another non-residential event. If you don’t contact us prior to this deadline, no credit will be issued. All credits must be used within one year of their date of issue. In order to use a credit, you must pre-register for the event. Credits are non-transferable to residential retreats.

To get to Spirit Rock via public transportation, visit Marin Transit.

To offer or find a ride to Spirit Rock visit our carpooling bulletin board.

It is a good idea to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to give yourself time to park, register and get seated. For benefits and other popular events, please allow extra time for parking.

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