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Retreat On-Land

June 22 - June 27, 2024 Saturday - Thursday | 5 nights

Mindfulness for Everyone

8 CE Credits. Mindfulness offers us tools to develop our capacity to pay attention, regulate emotions, and cultivate states of lovingkindness, compassion, and even-mindedness. Mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of ways—from focused attention to wide open, spacious, natural awareness. Over time, one can access states of profound well-being in both silent meditation and everyday life. Rooted in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat focuses on practical applications of mindfulness and is open to people of all experience levels and backgrounds.

Diana Winston

Diana Winston

Carol Cano

Carol Cano

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Gullu Singh

Gullu Singh

Vadan Tereza Ritter

Vadan Tereza Ritter

May

Class Series Online

May 15 - May 29, 2024 3 Wednesdays | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Groundbreaking Courage: Two Bhikkhunīs Reflecting on a Life of Dharma Practice

Join us for a conversation in three parts between Venerable Dhammanandā Bhikkhunī and Ayya Santacittā Bhikkhunī, who met for the first time in Thailand in the mid 1990s. Since then they have both been ordained as bhikkhunīs —Venerable Dhammananda in Sri Lanka in 2003 and Ayya Santacitta at Spirit Rock in 2011. Ven. Dhammanandā is the senior Bhikkhunī in Thailand, and joins us online from her monastery outside of Bangkok.

Ayya Santacitta

Ayya Santacitta

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, May 22 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk

Our Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk is led by Sylvia Boorstein, Donald Rothberg, Heidi Bourne, or other guest teachers. This group welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners to explore the Dharma.

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, May 22 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Rainbow Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified LGBTQIA+. Our Rainbow Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified practitioners within marginalized gender and sexuality groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming.

JD Doyle

JD Doyle

Drop-in Online

Thursday, May 23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday Morning Women’s Group

Open to all self-identified Women. This drop-in group offers self-identified women a place to come together in community to share our wisdom and strengthen our sense of belonging in the world. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

Grace Fisher

Grace Fisher

Retreat Online

Saturday, May 25 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This Is How Civilizations Heal: The Alchemy of the Three Poisons

The three poisons—greed, aversion, and delusion—are mind states that cloud the heart and mind. However, by clearly recognizing the three poisons, we can meet them with their antidotes of generosity, mettā, and wisdom. Generosity expands our ability to feel connected and reminds us that we belong to each other. Mettā opens the heart, protecting us from both inner and outer harm, while wisdom allows us to see things right sized as we move through the world.

Leslie Booker

Leslie Booker

Retreat On-Land

May 26 - May 30, 2024 Sunday - Thursday | 4 nights

The Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the Earth

Our body can be a vehicle for liberation in this life, containing all we need to wake up. Yet we may not know how to relate to the body in the ways that can support this kind of freedom. Throughout this retreat, we will practice connecting to our body with loving awareness while recognizing ourselves as an essential part of nature. Together, we will engage in noble silence as we are nurtured and supported by the land at Spirit Rock.

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn

Cara Lai

Cara Lai