January 2023

18Jan(Jan 18)2:30 PM22(Jan 22)11:00 AMCultivating Wisdom and Insight2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Brian Lesage; Neesha Patel; bruni davila Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, January 18-22, 2022 (4 nights). Code 230R23.
Sliding Scale: $220-$2,080, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2080
Benefactor – $1640
Sustainer – $1260
BASE -$820
Reduced Rate – $520
Scholarship Rate (YA, BIPOC, MK) – $220

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on 9/20/22.


Join us in practicing the timeless teachings of the Buddha as a pathway to discover inner peace, freedom, and the compassionate heart. This retreat is designed to support the practice of Insight Meditation, or vipassanā. Insight Meditation embodies the essence and wisdom of the teachings of the Buddha and has been a foundational Buddhist practice for 2,600 years. This silent retreat will focus on cultivating embodied presence and mindful awareness that embraces all of the human experience with acceptance and wisdom.

In addition to group practice discussions with a teacher, there will be evening talks on the path of Buddhist practice. To cultivate continuity, complete silence is maintained throughout the retreat except during question and response periods and group discussions. This retreat is suitable for seasoned practitioners as well as those new to meditation.

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 ($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.

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on March 27, 2022, we returned to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We also returned 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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