February 2018

24Feb3:00 PM24Mar11:30 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat(February 24) 3:00 PM - (March 24) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage, John Martin, Amana Johnson (yoga), Noliwe Alexander (trainee) Prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Saturday, February 24, 3:00pm – Saturday, March 24, 11:30am
Sliding Scale: $5850 – $2660, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 338R18.

Last minute spaces may be available for March, if you meet the prerequisite. Scholarship funding still available for POC only; YA and Mudita/Karuna scholarship funding is no longer available.

BEFORE you apply, you must have a minimum of 2 previously completed, silent 7-night Vipassana retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS or IRC teachers, or the equivalent. You will need to provide the teachers’ names, dates, location, length/# of nights and style of the retreats when applying, along with a questionnaire.

Retreat Description:
An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

Teacher Trainees:
First two weeks: Noliwe Alexander
Second two weeks: Neesha Patel

The lottery is now closed.
If you are interested in attending, you can still apply and will be added to a waiting list.

No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely an application process. If you are needing scholarship assistance, please complete the scholarship section included in the application. For descriptions of the scholarship options, please visit Financial Assistance and Scholarship Information.

Lottery Closed – all applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on October 13, 2017; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.

Special Offering for the month-long retreats only:
Spirit Rock is extending the upper age limit of the young adult scholarship rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special rate is $35 per night. A limited number of special rates will be available.

Additional scholarship funding has been offered once again for our POC communities.

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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.


  • Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson teaches meditation and compassionate movement at community and retreat centers internationally. She is currently a participant in the Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training Program. Her home base of practice is the East Bay Meditation Center located in Oakland, California. Rooted in the ethics of social justice, she offers guidance designed to embrace a diverse range of access to practice, and has developed a form of contemplative movement that interweaves the wisdom of Dharma with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self love.

  • Andrea Fella

    Andrea Fella

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  • Brian Lesage

    Brian Lesage

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  • Greg Scharf

    Greg Scharf

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  • John Martin

    John Martin

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  • Noliwe Alexander

    Noliwe Alexander

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  • Susie Harrington

    Susie Harrington

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