"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.


Through Dhamma Eyes with Awareness and Wisdom (256R17)
Steve Armstrong, Carol Wilson, Alexis Santos
April 30 - May 9


Awareness, Insight and Liberation (258R17)
Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Deborah Ratner, Vance Pryor
May 10 - 17 (additional Young Adult and POC scholarships may be available - please call if interested - 415-488-0164 x296)

Living Awareness through Embodiment & Heart: An Insight Meditation Retreat @ Angela Center, Santa Rosa (260R17)
Mary Grace Orr, John Travis, Heather Sundberg, Rebecca Kronlage (yoga)
May 15 - 21 (Scholarship funding is still available)

Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: for Experienced Students (267R17) - PARALLEL
Prerequisite: Two 7-night or three 5-night insight meditation retreats, or a single insight retreat of 14 or more days.
Sayadaw U Jagara and Nikki Mirghafori
May 22 - 29 (Scholarship funding is available for experienced Young Adult or POC practitioners)

Transforming the Judgmental Mind @ Angela Center, Santa Rosa (268R17)
Prerequisite: One retreat (at least a weekend; residential or non-residential) in mindfulness practice.
Donald Rothberg
May 29 - June 4 (Scholarship funding is still available)


Aging, Dying, and Awakening (age 55 & above) (272R17)
Prerequisite: At least one weeklong silent insight meditation retreat; and age 55 and above.
Anna Douglas, Kamala Masters, Eugene Cash
June 5 - 11 (Scholarship funding is still available)

Foundations of Mindfulness (276R17)
Diana Winston, Nikki Mirghafori, Alex Haley, Melvin Escobar (yoga)
June 19 - 25 (A small amount of scholarship funding is available)


Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom (284R17)
Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, Howard Cohn
July 24 - 30

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:

260R17 - Living Awareness through Embodiment & Heart -- Kitchen only
272R17 - Aging, Dying, & Awakening -- Kitchen or Housekeeping
273R17 - Natural Liberation -- Kitchen or Housekeeping
284R17 - Insight as a Path to Freedom -- Kitchen only
288R17 - Insight Meditation for Young Adults -- Kitchen or Housekeeping
290R17 - Concentration Retreat -- Kitchen or Housekeeping

See the full residential retreats calendar >

For general information, visit our Retreat FAQs section.

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