May 2023

30May(May 30)2:30 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:00 AMAwake in the WildRetreat is Now in Session(May 30) 2:30 PM - (June 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; devon hase; Kirsten Rudestam (guest assistant); Marjolein Janssen (guest trainee) CommuterSold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Sunday, May 30 – June 4, 2023 (5 nights). Code 254R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $275-$2600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2600
Benefactor – $2050
Sustainer – $1575
BASE – $1025
Reduced Rate – $650
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $275

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on January 30, 2022.


Like the Buddha, people for millennia have sought refuge, clarity, and wisdom in nature. On this silent, outdoor retreat in the serenity and beauty of the hills and meadows at Spirit Rock, we explore potent awareness and sensory-based meditations that open us to insight, interconnection, and peace.
On this retreat, we will cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention. This awareness supports learning from nature’s teachings on impermanence, the illusion of our separateness, and the interdependence of all life. We will also explore how nature evokes not only profound insight but also brings forth the capacity for resilience and inspired action in these ecologically-challenging times.
There will be nature-based sitting and walking practice, Dharma talks, and group meetings, as well as time to explore the beauty of nature with contemplative presence both alone and in community. Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery, silence, and illumination.
This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.
Please note: During much of this retreat we will practice together outside in the company of the natural world. There will be an option of moving indoors if inclement weather should be present. Early morning and late evening practices will mostly be indoors (unless you choose to sit outdoors).

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we returned to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. 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 “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on March 27, 2022, we returned to double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are 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.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More