Quiet your mind. Open your heart. See your life in a new way.
On the land, online, or on-demand, Spirit Rock supports you at every stage of your path to grow a vibrant, nourishing spiritual life. Join us to practice Insight Meditation, Dharma teachings, and mindfulness in a diverse, inclusive community dedicated to the liberation of all beings.
Dive into the teachings of the Buddha and get to know Spirit Rock with our new Practice Guides, with free talks and meditations from Spirit Rock teachers to help you start, restart, sustain, and deepen your practice.
New to Spirit Rock?
If you’re new to Spirit Rock, or returning after some time, start here to learn about our practice, tradition, and community, including selected talks from some of our most beloved teachers.
What is Insight Meditation?
Develop a new practice of meditation and mindfulness, or refresh yourself on the basics. This guide lays out the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, with tools and techniques to cultivate compassion, learn meditation, and strengthen mindfulness.
Deepening on the Path
Integrate wisdom and lovingkindness into all aspects of your life. As your practice unfolds, you’ll find here a rich foundation for engaged exploration and integration of the Dharma. Let our experienced teachers guide you further down the path to inner freedom and personal healing.
Featured Upcoming Programs
Training | Online | Dharma Institute
February - June, 2024 | 7 Saturday Sessions
This certificate training program is open to and designed for leaders and aspiring leaders in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. We will cultivate mindful and compassionate leadership skills and practices to embody our care for ourselves and others, with a mindset of service to community and the world. Through lectures, group discussion, guided meditations, readings, reflections, experiential exercises, and personal meditation practice, we will cultivate skills and behaviors that can be applied directly to our personal and professional lives.
Family | Online
February 11 - March 3, 2024 | 4 Sundays | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Parenting by its very nature is both beautiful and challenging. Some of the deepest challenges in parenting come from within our own minds and hearts as we navigate the constant change, uncertainty, and activating of our own childhood traumas. This four-part offering aims to be a safe space for parents to meditate, rest, share from the heart, and learn practical mindfulness and self-compassion practices to support their lives as people and as parents.
Class Series | Online | Dharma Institute
February 23 - March 15, 2024 | 4 Fridays | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12 CE Credits. The body feels before the mind thinks. Embodiment allows us to sense thoughts and emotions as they are arising, before they captivate the heart. With this awareness is a sensitivity to attachment and aversion (upādāna) as bodily sensations, which allows us to respond rather than react. By balancing the nervous system, lightly controlling the breath, and practicing kind awareness, we lessen the conditions of anxiety and fear, and enjoy states of ease and openness as our natural state of being.
Retreat | Online
Saturday, February 24 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open to all self-identified BIPOC. As we gather in beloved community, we will meditate, rejoice, relate, and explore the Buddhist teachings of wise livelihood and how we can apply these teachings to the act of living fully with peace, abundance, and freedom. Wise livelihood is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, and these teachings can profoundly transform our lives and the ways we relate to our work, ourselves, our interpersonal relationships, and to the world at large.
Retreat | On-Land
Sunday, February 25 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open to all self-identified Women. In the Buddha’s instruction on cultivating mindfulness using the body, one method he taught was the use of the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Throughout this meditation daylong for self-identified women, we will use the four elements practice to investigate our own relationship to our body and to remind us of our connection to the natural world. Our schedule will flow between sitting and movement meditation, guidance, and silence. Join us for a connective, welcoming, and restorative retreat.