October 2022

21Oct(Oct 21)2:30 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMConcentration and Insight -- LotteryLottery Applications Open on June 7, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn; Victoria Cary, Louije Kim On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

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.

Lottery Applications Open: June 7, 2022 – June 28, 2022

This retreat is lottery-style in order to ensure that spaces are available for a diverse student body. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Lottery applications accepted through the end of the day on June 28, 2022. First round notifications will be sent out approximately 2 weeks after the lottery closes. You will be asked to complete your registration details and pay your fees within 48 hours of the offer.


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.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640; 6 nights including food and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Supporter (guaranteed single room) – $2640
Benefactor – $2280
Sustainer – $1740
Base – $1140
Reduced – $720
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $300*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $300*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $300*

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.

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

Lottery Details:
Lottery applications are accepted between June 7, 2022 – June 28, 2022. Applications received after this date are automatically placed on the wait list (they will not be included in the first round of selections).

You will be notified about the lottery results within two weeks of the lottery close date. If you are notified that you have been offered a space, you will have two days to pay a deposit to accept/hold the space. If you don’t accept the space within this deadline, we will offer it to the next person in line.


  • 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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