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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


Mon–Mon, September 13–20

Days of Awe: Discovering Our Humanity

Eugene Cash, Howard Cohn, Victoria Cary and Hakim Tafari

Experience the depth, beauty, and goodness of our innate humanity by staying present and relaxed in each moment. Learn More

Tue - Sat, September 21 - 25

Finding True Refuge: A Retreat for LGBT*QI2 and GNC Communities

John Martin, JD Doyle and Leslie Booker

The beauty of the Buddhist practice comes alive in this retreat when practicing together as LGBTQI and GNC (gender non-conforming) people. Learn More


Fri - Tue, October 8 - 12, 2021

The Body as Nature, Nature in the Body

Anushka Fernandopulle, Vance Pryor and bruni dávila

Learn to practice ways of connecting to your body with loving awareness, while recognizing yourself as part of nature. Learn More

Wed - Sun, October 13 - 17, 2021

Grounded and Spacious

Anne Cushman, Leslie Booker and Rolf Gates

Integrated body-mind silent retreat to settle your nervous system, ground your energy, and open up a sense of ease and well-being. Learn More

Wed - Wed, October 20 - 27, 2021

Natural Radiance: The Freedom of Awareness

Mark Coleman, MA, Leslie Booker and Howard Cohn

Learn to abide in natural awareness that is accessible in any moment to support clarity, wisdom, and insight. Learn More


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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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