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As we have shifted our programs to an online format as a skillful response to COVID-19, we hope to be able to open Spirit Rock to in-person programs soon. Yet, the future remains uncertain. We will continue to offer online programming and gently begin to offer hybrid (both in-person and online) options as the world resumes gathering in groups safely. In the meantime, here is an overview of the types of programs that are currently online. In a short time, we've received such kind messages of gratitude, testimonials to how rich the home practice is, and incredible generosity from our sangha. Join Us.

DROP-IN PROGRAMS (1–2 HOURS)

Our weekly drop-in programs are growing and remain a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Spirit Rock sangha. On Monday nights the Community Welcome is held prior to the Monday Night Dharma Talk, on Wednesday Mornings a group meets for meditation, Thursday mornings are for self-identified women, and on the second Friday evening of every month, the Dharma and Recovery group meets for connection and shared practice. See the schedule here.

SINGLE DAY AND MULTIDAY PROGRAMS (SHORTER DURATION)

Our non-residential online programs — daylongs, multiday retreats, benefits, evenings, and special events — are designed to open doors to the Dharma and provide ongoing support for developing a sustainable practice. Unless otherwise noted, all shorter retreats are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and include basic instructions. See the calendar here.

AT-HOME RETREATS (LONGER DURATION)

An at-home retreat provides an opportunity and a caring container for dedicated meditation practice, like an immersion course in a language. The heart of retreat practice, at home just as much as here on the land, is to see the ways we create difficulties in our lives and to discover a freedom of heart in the midst of all things.

Retreats are led by a team of experienced teachers from the Spirit Rock teachers collective, or by other well-known and beloved visiting teachers from our broader Buddhist community. The teachers offer instructions, Dharma talks and regularly scheduled practice meetings to provide guidance throughout. All retreats are being modified for an at-home schedule and experience.

If you've ever wanted to sit a residential retreat at Spirit Rock and were unable to attend in person, this may be a perfect time! Please check the calendar often for schedule updates here. 

RECORDED PROGRAMS

Some shorter duration online programs are open for registration two weeks after the program's start date and you can access the recording for 90 days after the program. Please check the calendar and look for the Recording Available tag here.

DIGITAL DHARMA RESOURCES

As additional support for your practice, we’ve curated a Digital Dharma Resource page on our website with articles, audio, video, online sanghas, and more – feel free to share this for the benefit of all.

GENEROSITY AND CARE

When you join us for a program online, we encourage you to pay at the highest level you are able to, in support of Spirit Rock, our incredible staff, and our dedicated sangha. We are all in this together. Please support Spirit Rock at spiritrock.org/donate-now, and thank you for your generosity. 

AN OFFERING – MONDAY NIGHT DHARMA TALKS

We've made some recent Monday Night Talks available here.

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