May 2020

09May(May 9)10:00 AM10(May 10)4:30 PMComing Together: A Retreat for Asians in the Diaspora -- ONLINE ONLYOpen to all people of Asian descent10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (10) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Dawn Mauricio; Gulwinder Gullu Singh; Louije Kim No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: May 9 – May 10, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm. Registration open until 9:00am day of the event; unless it fills prior to this time.
Sliding Scale: (2-Days) $40 – 500. Code DU1M20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

This event will be Zoomed; therefore, a recording will not be available following the retreat.

Open to all people of Asian descent. 

This weekend retreat invites folks of the Asian diaspora into a kinship of experience, holding the paradox of the relative plane of identity and history in balance with the Buddha’s ultimate pointing toward truth and liberation. Held in the wisdom and compassion of the dharma, the community can move toward a collective healing, appreciating both its connectedness and difference.

The retreat will offer guided meditations, mindful movement, and devotional practices. We will blend periods of silent practice with relational practices to support connection to the heart and to each other. Open to beginning meditators as well as seasoned practitioners.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


  • Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio (she/her) has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Dharma Retreat Teacher Training. She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, yearlong programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Dawn serves on the board and guiding teachers council of True North Insight, as well as the leadership council for Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners."

  • Gulwinder "Gullu" Singh

    Gulwinder "Gullu" Singh

    View Gullu's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Louije Kim

    Louije Kim

    Louije is a genderqueer, Korean-American dharma practitioner based in Oakland. In 2012, they completed East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit to Dharma program. Louije is a graduate of Spirit Rock's most recent iterations of the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP5) and Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL5). For the past two years, Louije has been happily teaching at EBMC, leading practice groups, events and daylongs, and was part of the leadership committees for Teen Sangha and Alphabet (LGBTQ) Sangha. Louije started their practice in 2008 and has been participating in residential retreats since 2010. They have sat three long retreat periods (one and three months), participated in Metta Retreats, and recently participated in Ven. Analayo’s Satipatthana retreat. They are committing most of 2018 to silent and community practice.