Spirit Rock Meditation Center offers a variety of types of financial support for residential retreats.
Mudita Scholarship: for any individual who requires financial assistance to attend a retreat. Elders (65+) on fixed incomes, or young adults who have 'aged out' of the Young Adult rate, would apply for this scholarship.
Karuna Scholarship: for individuals with serious medical conditions, or life-threatening illnesses who require financial assistance to attend a retreat.
Dr. Marlene Jones People of Color Scholarship: for individuals who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color (BIPOC) who require financial assistance to attend a retreat.
Toni Ko Scholarship: for individuals who are new to meditation residential retreats and age 27-55 years with a need for financial assistance. The individual must be attending their first silent 6-night residential retreat at Spirit Rock. This scholarship is a one-time award.
Young Adult Scholarship: for young adults, age 18-26 years, who wish to attend a residential retreat. The number of young adult spaces available is limited per retreat and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply as early as possible. If all the Young Adult rates are sold out, you may select one of the above options that applies to you.
Renunciate Monastics: Monastics in the Buddhist traditions are invited to attend Spirit Rock retreats without cost. We ask that you register in advance to secure a space in the retreat. Monastic discounts can be extended only to one having taken vows and abiding as a renunciate, living exclusively on donations and having no form of income through work or other sources. You will need to provide the monastery you are affiliated with upon registering. To learn more, contact the Registration Dept at: [email protected].
Hemera Foundation Fellowships: Fellowships are available to anyone with a commitment of service — a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their work. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age or older and working full-time in their profession. A separate application process is required by the Hemera Foundation. Learn more (and apply) here.