October 2022

28Oct(Oct 28)2:30 PM03Nov(Nov 3)11:00 AMAwake in the Wild: Exploring Awareness and Insight in NatureRegistration opens June 29, 2022(October 28) 2:30 PM - (November 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Susie Harrington; Yong Oh; Kaira Jewel Lingo On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Thursday, October 28 – November 3, 2022 (6 nights). Code 206R22.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 29, 2022.


Open to: Everyone

Nowhere is the power of contemplative silence and meditation more profound than in the beauty of nature. Following the rich Buddhist tradition of meditating in the forest, this retreat will be spent primarily outside, practicing in the beauty of nature, in the hills and woodlands of Spirit Rock.

Through cultivating various mindfulness and sensory awareness meditation practices outdoors, we can deepen our relationship to ourselves, the earth, and awaken our receptivity to nature as a profound teacher. This deepening awareness opens us to experiences of interconnectedness, insight, and love. It reveals the ephemeral and transient nature of experience, and allows us to experience ourselves as part of the broader web of life and attune to a sense of mystery and wonder.

This is a rare opportunity for both new and experienced students to sit in community, in silence, in beautiful nature at Spirit Rock.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/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.

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting with our “Living with Awareness” retreat on March 27, 2022, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering 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.


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