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On-land Retreats

Since ancient times all wise cultures have known the value of retreat. Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart, and mind. For 2,600 years, meditation retreats have been a central part of the Buddhist path of awakening. Meditation retreats offer practical instruction and group support for discovering inner understanding and freedom. Spirit Rock retreats combine the fertile atmosphere of silence with extensive time for meditation and walks in nature, supported by systematic Buddhist teachings. Careful guidance and training is offered in meditation. Most retreats are suitable for both new and more experienced students of meditation.


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Welcome back to in-person retreats!

We are delighted to officially welcome you back to Spirit Rock for in-person retreats! As part of our reopening activities in August 2021, many of us on staff supported a land ceremony offered by Spirit Rock visiting teacher Verlinda Montoya (Northern Tiwa/Hopi) that included building a gorgeous land altar, which we invite you to discover in the meadow the next time you are here.


Upcoming In-person Retreats

March 2023

Sat - Sat, February 25 - March 25, 2023 (28 nights)

March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

Dana DePalma, MA, MFT, Phillip Moffitt, Tuere Sala, JD Doyle, Tempel Smith, Ying Chen, Ph.D., Francisco Morillo Gable and Mark Wax

This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Learn More and Apply Here

April 2023

Sat - Fri, April 8 - 14, 2023 (6 nights)

Deep and Clear: The Art of Samatha-Vipassanā

Will Kabat-Zinn, MA, Victoria Cary, Louije Kim and Neesha Patel

Cultivating concentration and insight, we follow the Buddha’s invitation into the deep and clear waters of the heart. Learn More and Register

Sat - Sat, April 22-29, 2023 (7 nights)

Insight Meditation Retreat: Hybrid – On-land (Lottery) and Online

Gil Fronsdal, PhD, Tuere Sala, Jozen Tamori Gibson, DaRa Williams and Shelly Graf

Experience a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassanā) retreat with silent sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, Dharma teachings, and teacher meetings. Learn More and Register

Sun - Sun, April 30 - May 7, 2023 (7 nights)

The Magic of Awareness

James Baraz, Anam Thubten, Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD and Jill White Lindsay

Learn to reside in the liberated mind of pure awareness, finding the very thing you have been seeking all along. Learn More and Register

May 2023

Mon - Sun, May 8-14, 2023 (6 nights)

Spring Insight Retreat

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Tuere Sala and Brian Lesage

Together, we'll sit in the refuge provided by a 2,600-year legacy of wisdom and love. Learn More and Register

June 2023

Mon - Sat, June 5-10, 2023 (5 Nights)

Retreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and Healing

Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, Carol Cano, MA and bruni dávila

Explore wisdom teachings from Buddhist and Indigenous traditions, based in Insight Meditation, mindfulness, and the sacred path of Indigenous Awareness. Learn More and Register


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Cancellation Policy for On-land Retreats

As of April 2022*

Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • $100 On or before 8 weeks
  • $175 4–8 weeks before
  • $300 2–4 weeks before
  • No refunds as of 2 weeks before 
Scholarship Rates (and Retreat Commuter) Cancellation Fees:
  • $75 On or before 8 weeks
  • $100 4–8 weeks before
  • $200 2–4 weeks before
  • No refunds as of 2 weeks before

* Fees reduced for serious illness or death in family

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