October 2022

21Oct(Oct 21)2:30 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMConcentration and InsightRetreat Now In Session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn; Victoria Cary, Louije Kim Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Thursday, October 21-27, 2022 (6 nights). Code 204R22.
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 21, 2022.


Open to: Everyone

Concentration and insight are like two wings of a bird, each is essential for traversing the path of practice and liberation. Without a concentrated mind, it is hard to see deeply into the nature of things—to arrive at the roots rather than flit around in the branches. And without turning this concentrated mind to clearly observe the nature of our own body and heart-mind we do not touch the wisdom that transforms the way we live and love and relate to all of life. Please join us in following the invitation of the Buddha to “come and see” for yourself what is possible when we cultivate this powerful way of awareness in a loving community organized around the core teachings and practice methods of the early Buddhist tradition.

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 “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

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.

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


  • Louije Kim

    Louije Kim

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  • Victoria Cary

    Victoria Cary

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  • Will Kabat-Zinn, MA

    Will Kabat-Zinn, MA

    View Will Kabat-Zinn's profile.

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