"The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us."
- Jack Kornfield

To give your time to Spirit Rock contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 
or call (415)488-0164 X 224.

Volunteer with us!

Leslie Butterfield

Leslie Butterfield — After moving to Woodacre last year, I knew I wanted to become better connected with the Spirit Rock community, but I wasn’t quite sure how that would take shape. Because I was just starting out as a children’s mindfulness teacher, finances were tight and it was a stretch for me to attend most events at Spirit Rock. Read more of her story.


Kristen FriendI learned of Spirit Rock almost simultaneously from an old friend in Florida and new friends in California. Shortly after I moved to San Rafael from Tampa, a group of women in a book club I had joined asked if I was interested in coming to a class at Spirit Rock with them. Read more of her story.


Matt Holmes – About seven years ago a good friend of mine introduced me to yoga. I mentioned to her that I really enjoyed the  sitting meditation part of our classes. My friend was familiar with Spirit Rock and suggested we attend a Monday night dharma talk. Read more >

Jean Kinsey

"About 8 years ago, I felt the need to begin a committed meditation practice, to help me absorb the death of friends and relatives and cope with other challenging aspects of life. I began attending the Wednesday morning class and have never stopped coming." Martie Leys has been volunteering at Spirit Rock for eight years, and is sitting the March 1-Month Retreat. Read more about her journey.

Juliet Smith

Juliet Smith –  I first heard of Spirit Rock from Tara Brach in 1993.  I was living in D.C. at the time and was part of her sangha.  When I moved to Northern California, I wanted to be on the grounds of Spirit Rock and around the good people there.  I offered my help to any department. Read more >


If you have been to Spirit Rock for our Monday Night Class, you may have been greeted by Michael Whyte, a volunteer who has been helping with parking for over five years. In his profile, he shares his experiences with Buddhism, and in finding Spirit Rock. Read more.


To give your time to Spirit Rock, and to join the Volunteer Sangha at Spirit Rock, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call (415)488-0164 X 224.   

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