"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Upcoming Residential Retreats with Space Available

Periodically attending a meditation retreat is the best way to deepen and renew your practice. All of our retreats are silent with a few exceptions. Review the specific retreat descriptions for more details. Most Spirit Rock retreats are held in our upper Retreat Hall unless otherwise indicated. The following retreats are open for registration and still have limited spaces available.


Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults {age 18 - 32 years} (288R17)
Tempel Smith, Dori Langevin, Sara Schedler, La Sarmiento, Erin Selover (movement)
August 7 - 13

Mindful Lawyering: A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students (292R17) - PARALLEL
Wes Nisker, Norman Fischer, Charles Halpern, Rhonda Magee, Dan Carlin, Judi Cohen, Doug Chermak (movement)
August 25 - 29

Embodied Heart, Embodied Wisdom (293R17) - PARALLEL
Susie Harrington and Anne Cushman
August 25 - 29


Insight Meditation for the Curious (296R17)
Mark Coleman and Diana Winston
September 14 - 17

Finding Freedom in the Body (298R17) - PARALLEL
Bob Stahl, Anushka Fernandopulle, Christiane Wolf, Marci Reynolds (qigong)
September 18 - 24

The Dharma and the Drama (299R17) - PARALLEL
Wes Nisker and Nina Wise
September 18 - 24

Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation and Movement Retreat (300R17)
Anne Cushman, Debra Chamberlin Taylor, Spring Washam, Erin Selover, Kate Johnson (Trainee), Jennifer Berezan (musician)
September 25 - October 1 

Work Retreatant Opportunities

Spirit Rock offers Work Retreatant positions as an opportunity to explore integrated practice, where retreat life and the work of everyday life come together. In exchange for retreat fees, Work Retreatants serve approximately five non-consecutive hours per day in either the kitchen or housekeeping department. Below is a list of retreats with Work Retreatant positions available. For more details about applying, visit our Work Retreatant Information page.

Available Work Retreatant Positions:

284R17 - Insight as a Path to Freedom -- Kitchen only 
293R17 - Embodied Heart, Embodied Wisdom -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
296R17 - Insight Meditation for the Curious -- Kitchen and Houskeeping
298R17 - Finding Freedom in the Body -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
299R17 - The Dharma and the Drama -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
300R17 - Embodied, Empowered, and Awake -- Kitchen and Houskeeping
302R17 - Maranasati: Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
303R17 - Settled, Seeing and Spacious Awareness -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
304R17 - Embodying Awakening -- Kitchen and Housekeeping
305R17 - Empty Mind, Full Heart -- Kitchen and Housekeeping

See the full residential retreats calendar >

For general information, visit our Retreat FAQs section.

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