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"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

Upcoming Residential Retreats with Space Available

Periodically attending a meditation retreat is the best way to deepen and renew your practice. All of our retreats are silent with a few exceptions. Review the specific retreat descriptions for more details. Most Spirit Rock retreats are held in our upper Retreat Hall unless otherwise indicated. The following retreats are open for registration and still have limited spaces available.

AUGUST

Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults {age 18 - 32 years} (288R17)
Tempel Smith, Dori Langevin, Sara Schedler, La Sarmiento, Erin Selover (movement)
August 7 - 13

Mindful Lawyering: A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students (292R17) - PARALLEL
Wes Nisker, Norman Fischer, Charles Halpern, Rhonda Magee, Dan Carlin, Judi Cohen, Doug Chermak (movement)
August 25 - 29

SEPTEMBER

Abhayagiri Teen Weekend Retreat (296R17)
Ajahn Passano and Forest Fein
September 1 - 3 

Insight Meditation for the Curious (296R17)
Mark Coleman and Diana Winston
September 14 - 17

Finding Freedom in the Body (298R17) - PARALLEL
Bob Stahl, Anushka Fernandopulle, Christiane Wolf, Marci Reynolds (qigong)
September 18 - 24

The Dharma and the Drama (299R17) - PARALLEL
Wes Nisker and Nina Wise
September 18 - 24

Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat (300R17)
Anne Cushman, Spring Washam, Erin Selover, Kate Johnson, Jennifer Berezan (musician)
September 25 - October 1

OCTOBER

Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakenign to Life (302R17) - PARALLEL
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikku Analayo (via videocast), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
October 2 - 9

Settled, Seeing and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students (303R17) - PARALLEL
Donald Rothberg and Susie Harrington
October 2 - 9

Embodying Awakening: Yoga and Meditation (304R17) - PARALLEL
Anne Cushman, Pascal Auclair and Leslie Booker (yoga)
October 10 - 15

Empty Mind, Full Heart: Awakening to Equanimity and Compassion (305R17) - PARALLEL
Sharda Rogell
October 10 - 15

Awakening Strength, Courage and Tenderness: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-Fluid Community (308R17)
Arinna Weisman, Larry Yang, Melvin Escobar (yoga)
October 27 - 31   

Work Retreatant Opportunities

Spirit Rock offers Work Retreatant positions as an opportunity to explore integrated practice, where retreat life and the work of everyday life come together. In exchange for retreat fees, Work Retreatants serve approximately five non-consecutive hours per day in either the kitchen or housekeeping department. Below is a list of retreats with Work Retreatant positions available. For more details about applying, visit our Work Retreatant Information page.

Available Work Retreatant Positions:

293R17 - Embodied Heart, Embodied Wisdom -- Housekeeping
296R17 - Insight Meditation for the Curious -- Kitchen and Houskeeping
298R17 - Finding Freedom in the Body -- Housekeeping
299R17 - The Dharma and the Drama -- Housekeeping
304R17 - Embodying Awakening -- Housekeeping
305R17 - Empty Mind, Full Heart -- Kitchen and Housekeeping

See the full residential retreats calendar >

For general information, visit our Retreat FAQs section.

Download the 2017 Retreat Calendar >
 

 

 
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