October 2023

23Oct(Oct 23)2:30 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMThe Alchemy of PresenceSpaces Still Available --- Parallel Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Victoria Cary; Ayya Santacitta; Louije Kim; Monica Magtoto (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Friday, October 23 – 27, 2023 (4 nights). Code 292R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $820-$2080*
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2080
Benefactor – $1640
Sustainer – $1260
BASE – $820
Reduced Rate – $520
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $220
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on June 21, 2023.

This retreat will be smaller in size and will be held in “parallel” to another retreat. It will be held in the Upper Retreat Hall.

It can be a deep habit of the mind to view difficult experiences as obstacles to practice or problems to be overcome. However, when met with curiosity and attunement, these same experiences can offer a wealth of information and reveal themselves as the path. This organic emergence of wholesome qualities of mind is the Dhamma itself, leading us towards awakening.

This silent retreat is open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Meditation instructions will be offered for stationary and walking meditation practice, along with an optional daily guided movement session.

Scholarship offerings: All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($55/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…

Room Occupancy Update*: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


  • Ayya Santacitta

    Ayya Santacitta

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  • Louije Kim

    Louije Kim

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  • Monica Magtoto

    Monica Magtoto

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  • Victoria Cary

    Victoria Cary

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