Smaller Retreats in the Upper Walking Hall
At Spirit Rock, participants have the opportunity to choose between different sizes of retreats. Our largest retreats are held in the main upper Retreat Hall and generally include 70-95 people. We also offer parallel retreats where there will be a retreat in the upper Retreat Hall with about 50-60 people and a smaller retreat held at the same time in the upper Walking Hall, a room in an adjacent wing of the same building that is normally used for walking meditation during larger retreats.
The retreats in the upper Walking Hall have the advantage of providing attendees a more intimate retreat experience along with more personal attention from the teacher or teachers. The numbers for this retreat range between 25-30 participants. Many people prefer this personal kind of retreat setting, and if you do, look for a reference to the "upper Walking Hall" in the retreat description.