Day Retreats


In response to current conditions, Spirit Rock’s Dharma programs are now offered exclusively online. We have heard from our online practitioners how comforting, inspiring, and helpful it can be to practice together virtually–the felt sense of the dharma and the sangha shine through. Practicing deeply in our living spaces allows unique opportunities for integrating the teachings in the midst of our lives.

The need for the Dharma is stronger than ever. These are difficult times for non-profits, and Spirit Rock is no exception. When you register to join us online, we encourage you to pay at the highest level you are able to, in support of Spirit Rock, our incredible staff, and dedicated sangha.

We are so grateful for the teachings and for all of you during these complex times. We are all in this together.

May all beings be safe.

October 2020

03Oct10:00 AM3:30 PMTransforming Grief: Finding Freedom through Loss -- Online10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer, SEP No prerequisite

04Oct9:30 AM12:30 PMLGBTQI & GNC Day: Cultivating Lovingkindness in Community -- OnlineOpen to all who self-identify as LGBTQI and GNC9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Online Teacher(s): John Martin; Noliwe Alexander No prerequisiteOpen

09Oct7:00 PM9:00 PMAwakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism -- Online7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss No prerequisiteOpen

23Oct10:00 AM4:00 PMCalming the Restless Mind -- Online10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA No prerequisiteOpen

24Oct10:00 AM4:30 PMSpiritual Friendship: The Whole of the Holy Life -- Online10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander No prerequisiteOpen

30Oct9:30 AM4:30 PMAwake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature -- Online9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA No prerequisite

31Oct10:00 AM3:00 PMAnxiety: It's Not All in Your Mind -- Online10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jill Satterfield No prerequisiteOpen

November 2020

08Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMThe Wisdom of the Moon: Dharma & Celtic Mythology10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Erin Selover, MFT; Jessica Morey No prerequisiteOpens soon

20Nov10:00 AM5:00 PMFreedom from the Inner Critic -- OnlineUsing the Tools of Wisdom and Compassion10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA No prerequisiteOpens soon

21Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMRememberance, Compassion and JoyAnnual Trans, Gender Expansive and Ally Day Retreat10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Fresh “Lev” White; JD Doyle; TBD; TBD No prerequisiteOpens soon

27Nov10:00 AM3:00 PMGrace and Gratitude: Mindfulness and Yoga -- Online10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Ashley Sharp No prerequisiteOpens soon

28Nov10:00 AM3:00 PMGratitude and Forgiveness: Authentic Joy and Celebration -- Online10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Amma Thanasanti; Kaira Jewel Lingo No prerequisiteOpens soon

December 2020

12Dec6:30 PM9:30 PMChanting, Meditation and Winter Solstice Ritual -- Online6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Jai Uttal; Debra Chamberlin-Taylor No prerequisiteOpens soon

13Dec10:00 AM4:00 PMThe Art and Practice of Forgiveness -- Online10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Noliwe Alexander No prerequisiteOpens soon

19Dec9:00 AM5:00 PMFinding the Sense of Freedom: Exploring the Six SensesA Dana (By Donation) Day9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ven. Dhammadipa No prerequisiteOpens soon

20Dec10:00 AM5:00 PMKeep Coming Back: Dharma, Recovery, and Renewal -- Online10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Kevin Griffin; Greg Pergament (movement) No prerequisiteOpens soon

27Dec10:00 AM3:00 PMA Courageous and Peaceful Heart: Cultivating Equanimity -- Online10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): John Martin No prerequisiteOpens soon

31Dec10:00 AM3:00 PMDropping the Struggle and Trusting the Unknown New -- OnlineA Writing Day Retreat10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Roger Housden No prerequisiteOpens soon


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