Our Campus

Spirit Rock has grown from a few portable trailers in a meadow in the 1980s to a gorgeous 411 acre campus today, with two magnificent meditation halls, comfortable accommodations for 96 retreatants, and a private teacher village. The serenity of the surrounding woodlands and spaciousness of the secluded hills create an ideal environment to quiet the mind, soften the heart, and see life in a new way.

* Please note that our campus is closed to the public and only accessible to retreatants attending residential retreats or CMC events. Thank you.

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Upper Campus

The Upper Campus holds our silent retreat center, where most of our retreats take place. The ritually-consecrated meditation hall has held thousands of meditators through days and nights of practice, and you can feel the depth of stillness in the hall. There are also two walking meditation halls, several rooms for practice meetings and small groups, plus a gathering space known as the “council house.”

Our retreat accommodations are housed in four, two-story residence halls, named after the Four Brahmavihāras (or “divine abidings”): Mettā, Karuṇā, Mudita, and Upekkhā. They offer simple, comfortable single and double rooms, most of which provide a pleasant view of the neighboring hills or forest.

In addition to the buildings, there are well-maintained trails through the woods behind the hall, where retreatants do walking meditation and other practices outside.

Dining Hall

Our dining hall offers spacious seating with additional outdoor options. The outside dining space features tents and, during the cooler seasons, heaters as well.

Our meals are sourced from local, sustainable, and organic growers and suppliers, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. We ground all of our cooking decisions in the principle of non-harm. Our menus are built around nutrient-dense whole foods; they are vegetarian, with abundant vegan and gluten-free options. We are mindful of common food allergies and take special care to nourish practitioners with dietary restrictions.

Lower Campus

The heart of our lower campus is the Community Meditation Center (CMC), with its beautiful hillside sanctuary, the Great Hall. With two additional classrooms, a spacious tea room, and inside and outside gathering space, the CMC is a site for large classes, training programs, special events, and community gatherings.

With the removal of the trailers that were the original Community Meditation Hall and offices, the creekside meadow has been restored, and is a peaceful spot for walking meditation and enjoying the songbirds, turkeys, deer, and wildflowers of this precious land.


Normal Hours of Operation
The bookstore is open for practitioners at convenient times during the retreat including on the closing day, generally from 11:00am – 1:00 pm. The bookstore is also open during daylong programs in our Community Meditation Center (CMC). Please check our calendar for upcoming on-land programs.

Books, Meditation Supplies and Gifts
We offer an extensive collection of books written by contemporary and historic meditation and Buddhist teachers from many traditions. In addition to books, you’ll find a diverse assortment of items to support your practice including meditation cushions, singing bowls, altar statues, and journals. We also carry a beautiful array of greeting cards, and art pieces for your home.

Spirit Rock’s bookstore is located on the Spirit Rock campus in the CMC. After entering the main doors to the CMC, please proceed to the left.

Land Acknowledgement

Spirit Rock is located in the San Geronimo valley of West Marin County, California, on unceded Coast Miwok territory, in an area known as Graton Ranchería. We name the history of this beloved place as a gesture of respect and reparation toward the Indigenous residents of the colonized land we now call home.

Read our full Land Acknowledgment

Campus Map

View and download a map of the 411 acre Spirit Rock campus in Woodacre, including our two main meditation halls, walking rooms, dining hall, dorms, walking trails, and more.