"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Family Retreat (LOTTERY)
Ayya Anandabodhi, Gil Fronsdal, Kate Munding, Ofosu Jones-Quartey (musician)
Wednesday, August 2, 10:00am - Sunday, August 6, 1:00pm
upper Retreat Hall
Adult Sliding Scale $1255-$570; Child Sliding Scale $790- $360; plus DANA to teachers & staff; Code 286R17.
Apply Online Here

The lottery is now closed. If you are interested in attending this retreat, please fill out the online application and we will add you to a waiting list.
More Lottery Details Below.

This popular retreat will include family activities, young people's groups, a parent program and free time. Dharma activities include songs, stories, skits, games, art, time on the land, a campfire, council practice, parent discussions, meditation for all and dharma talks. The Family Retreat is a true retreat experience that brings us face-to-face with our own experience and may bring up deep emotions. At least one parent/caregiver in each family needs to have sat one or more silent retreats or the equivalent.

We also include admission of Spirit Rock Family Program Council members to the family retreat in honor of their service and to enhance the retreat experience for others.

Additionally, we have found that because the family retreat is a true retreat experience that brings us face to face with our own experience and may bring up deeply felt emotions, at least one parent/caregiver in each family needs to have sat one or more silent residential retreats or equivalent retreat experience. If you do not have this experience, please check Spirit Rock's web-site at for a list of upcoming retreats; we welcome you to apply for registration for any of our residential retreats.

Lottery Details:
The lottery is now closed

NEW PROCEDURE: All applicants must apply online. In an effort to save our planet's trees, we will not be providing a link for a downloadable form. No retreat fees will be collected at this time; it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process.

After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 21; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with special instructions on how to register and pay your retreat fees. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.

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