A paid staff of 50 full- and part-time people run the day-to-day operations of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Ongoing support from a large and enthusiastic group of volunteers is vital to the success of Spirit Rock. Residential retreats are staffed by volunteers who, in the spirit of generosity and service, rely on dana (donations) from retreatants to support their work.
A collective of 26 teachers, trained extensively in Buddhist practice, develops the Spirit Rock’s teaching programs. A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of teachers and sangha members, is the central decision-making body for Spirit Rock. The work of the Board is supported by a number of committees. The Board and all committees of Spirit Rock operate by a basic belief that the dharma can be embraced and practiced by all.