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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 this August, 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

December 2021

Sun - Thurs, December 12–16

The Practice of Choosing Forgiveness

Noliwe Alexander, Carol Cano, MA, Amana Brembry Johnson, Tere Abdala-Romano, Vance Pryor and Jonathan Relucio

Engaging with forgiveness practices, no matter the trauma, loss, grief, or anger, will move us forward in our journey toward liberation. Learn More

January 2022

Tue - Sun, January 4 - 9, 2022

Waking Up in the Midst of It All

Howard Cohn, Susie Harrington, Tara Mulay and Hakim Tafari

Wake up to a sense of your well-being, presence, and true nature that does not depend on circumstances. Learn More

Mon - Mon, January 10 - 17, 2022

Metta Retreat

Donald Rothberg, PhD, Pawan Bareja, PhD, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Gullu Singh, JD, Sylvia Boorstein, PhD and Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT

In this retreat, we will learn the formal practice of mettā along with its companion practices of compassion, joy, and equanimity. Learn More

Tues - Sat, January 18 - 22, 2022

The Four Elements Retreat

Kate Munding and Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH

Using the Four Elements, cultivate a grounded, embodied practice that leans toward concentration, direct experience of anatta (not-self), and impermanence. Learn More

Sun - Fri, January 23 - 28, 2022

Cultivating Wisdom and Insight

Brian Lesage, Dawn Scott and Vance Pryor

Explore insight meditation (vipassana) to cultivate an embodied presence and mindful awareness that embraces all of the human experience. Learn More

February 2022

Sat - Sat, January 29 - February 26, 2022 (28 nights)

February Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

James Baraz, Dawn Scott, Tempel Smith, Tuere Sala, JD Doyle and Martha Link

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. Our one- and two-month retreats emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Learn More and Apply

March 2022

Sat - Sat, February 26 - March 26, 2022 (28 nights)

March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

Andrea Fella, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Winnie Nazarko, Greg Scharf, Anushka Fernandopulle and Amy J Wang

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. Our one- and two-month retreats emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Learn More and Apply

Sun - Wed, Sunday to Wednesday March 27 - 30, 2022 (3 Nights)

Living with Awareness Retreat

Mark Coleman, MA and Diana Winston

In this Insight Meditation retreat, we cultivate the beautiful quality of mindfulness. This mindful awareness nurtures clarity, wisdom, and well-being. Learn More and Apply

 

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Cancellation Policy

To offer participants greater flexibility as we make our way out of the pandemic, we’re offering a more generous cancellation policy for On-land Residential Retreats (Aug.-Dec. 2021) and Online Multi-day Retreats (4+ days):

  • $100 fee when you cancel more than 2 days before the retreat (fees reduced to half for scholarship participants)
  • No refunds when you cancel less than 2 days prior to the retreat (applies to all participants)
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