This page provides resources to support you in your practice, both on retreat at Spirit Rock and in daily life. You’ll find logistical information about going on retreat, support for finding spiritual community, and resources for social engagement as an integral part of living in our time of globally-connected interdependence. It is our hope that these resources support you in your practice, and that we see you on the land or online soon.
Resources for Retreat
Resources for Daily Life Practice
“Good friends are the whole of the spiritual life.” (SN 45.2)
One of the deepest resources for a life of practice is community. Our friends at Buddhist Insight Network maintain a list of Insight Meditation groups worldwide, including the home groups of many Spirit Rock teachers. Regular attendance at a meditation group can be one of the most fulfilling parts of your schedule, and a place to meet Dharma friends, connect in an ongoing way with a teacher you resonate with, and deepen your practice in daily life.
Supporting students in our Institute programs and dedicated practitioners worldwide, our new online Dharma Library offers audio, video, articles, and courses from our 30-year archive of teachings, as well as newly-recorded material designed specifically for self-paced study and practice.
Self-paced online courses, available on demand, are an integral part of Dharma Institute programming, making foundational teachings accessible worldwide, 24/7. Our courses feature a diverse range of Spirit Rock teachers, including Mark Coleman, Nikki Mirghafori, Dawn Mauricio, James Baraz, and more.
We are continually adding to our on-demand library, and have courses to support practitioners of all levels to deepen in meditation, study, and integration of wisdom and lovingkindness into every part of life.
Resources for Financial Support
Spirit Rock is committed to offering financial assistance to those who need it. We do not want cost to be an obstacle for participation in our programs. If you cannot attend a program due to cost, we strongly encourage you to select a scholarship rate, when available. Spirit Rock highly values diversity. We particularly invite those who require financial support that are in the following groups to select a scholarship rate: Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color (BIPOC), young adults (18-26), elders (65+) with limited/fixed incomes, and those with life threatening illnesses.