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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

October 2022

Wed - Fri, October 5 - 14, 2022 (9 nights)

Lottery - Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

Tuere Sala, Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Eugene Cash, Devon Hase and Hakim Tafari

Join us for an Insight retreat as in a meditation monastery, with guided meditations, Dharma talks, and time for questions. Learn More and Register

November 2022

Fri - Thurs, November 4-10, 2022 (6 nights)

Opening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation Retreat

Erin Treat, DaRa Williams, Yong Oh and Jozen Tamori Gibson

Remember the capacity of the heart for wisdom and love. Letting go of fear and doubt, so much goodness unfolds. Learn More and Register

Fri - Sat, November 18-26, 2022 (8 nights)

Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love

Thanissara, Gullu Singh, JD, Kittisaro, Dawn Mauricio and Djuna Devereaux

Take refuge and reconnect with our shared roots within the sacred web of life, journeying with love through grief and hope. Learn More and Register

Sun - Fri, November 27 - December 2, 2022 (5 nights)

Heart of Awareness

John Martin, Anushka Fernandopulle, Tara Mulay and Hakim Tafari

Insight Meditation to still the mind and open the heart, cultivating the beautiful qualities of lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Learn More and Register

December 2022

Sat - Fri, December 10-16, 2022 (6 nights)

Earth, Awareness, and Being

Carol Cano, MA, Noliwe Alexander, Ayya Anandabodhi and Jozen Tamori Gibson

Restore body, mind, and heart through mindfulness and earth-based practices that deepen refuge and connection, and nourish our whole being. Learn More and Register

Sat - Fri, December 3 - 9, 2022 (6 nights)

Befriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, Sayadaw U Jagara and Beth Sternlieb

Through mindfulness of death, we become more present for life, discover gladness and gratitude, and align with our deepest values. Learn More and Register

Sat - Fri, December 17 - 23, 2022 (6 nights)

HYBRID/On-Land & Online: Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

Oren Jay Sofer, SEP, Carol Cano, MA, Devon Hase and nico hase

Ground, renew, open to the darkness, and welcome the coming light with meditation, lovingkindness, Qigong, and a Winter Solstice ritual. 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 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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