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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

June 2022

Fri - Fri, June 3 - 10, 2022 (7 nights)

Investigation and Inquiry into the Dharma

Eugene Cash, Erin Treat, Vinny Ferraro, Syra Smith and Hakim Tafari

Engage and awaken to the investigative quality of the Dharma. Discover the inherent intelligence of being present.Learn More and Apply

Sat - Sat, June 11 - 18, 2022 (7 nights)

Nine Bodies Insight Retreat

Dana DePalma, MA, MFT, Phillip Moffitt, Tuere Sala and Ying Chen, Ph.D.

Practice using the more subtle levels of consciousness as the object of meditation to support the arising of liberating insights.Learn More and Apply

Sun - Sun, June 19 - 26, 2022 (7 nights)

Cultivating Awareness and Wisdom

Andrea Fella, Carol Wilson, Alexis Santos, Mark Nunberg, Neesha Patel, PhD, Lienchi Tran and Franz Moeckl

Explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness on retreat with an emphasis on the awareness of the qualities of the mind.Learn More and Apply

Mon - Sun, June 27 - July 3, 2022 (6 nights)

Returning to Wholeness: Finding Refuge in the Buddhadhamma

Amana Brembry Johnson, bruni dávila, Carol Cano, MA, joshua bee alafia, Kabir Hypolite and Jonathan Relucio

Learn to be fluid in uncharted territory, and open your heart to renewed possibilities of spaciousness, wonder, creativity, and liberation.Learn More and Apply

July 2022

Tues - Fri, July 5 - 15, 2022 (10 nights)

July Lovingkindness

Tempel Smith, Anushka Fernandopulle, Sally Armstrong, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, Vance Pryor and Marcy Reynolds

Develop the purest forms of love known to the human heart, emerging from the union of compassion and wisdom.Learn More and Apply

Wed - Sun, July 27-31, 2022 (4 nights)

Family Retreat

Kate Munding and Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Delight in a residential retreat where adults and their children get to rest, re-connect, and enjoy meditation, Dharma and more.Learn More and Apply

August 2022

Mon - Sat, August 1-6, 2022 (5 nights)

Young Adult Insight Meditation Retreat

Vinny Ferraro and Matthew Brensilver, PhD

Give yourself a break from overstimulation and external demands in a supportive space for cultivating inner calm, spaciousness, and presence.Learn More and Apply

Sun - Sat, August 7 - 13, 2022 (6 nights)

Cultivating Embodied Experience of Emptiness & Fullness

Tuere Sala, Dana DePalma, MA, Alex Haley, Vance Pryor and Rachel Lanzerotti

Following the Buddha's footsteps, we'll practice utilizing the felt-sense, energetic-sense, and intuitive-knowing of earth, water, fire, air, and space.Learn More and Apply

Sat - Wed, August 14 to August 24, 2022 (10 nights)

Cultivating Concentration

Phillip Moffitt, Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Amana Brembry Johnson and Kristina Baré, MFT

Discover how concentration can bring joy to your practice and lead to skillful use of pleasure in the meditative process.Learn More and Apply


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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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