December 2022

10Dec(Dec 10)2:30 PM16(Dec 16)11:00 AMEarth, Awareness, and Being RetreatRegistration now closed. Retreat in session.2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Carol Cano; Noliwe Alexander; Ayya Anandabodhi; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Kimber Simpkins-Nuccio (movement) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Friday, December 10-16, 2022 (6 nights). Code 218R22.
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 8/25/22.


Open to: Everyone

“Mother Earth and our spiritual ancestors and land ancestors are counting on you. They are transmitting to you their energy of love and trust, and will accompany you every step of the way.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Come and join us in the ancient practice of taking refuge, on the land at Spirit Rock. Settling into our connection with mindfulness, earth-based practices ignite the flame of awareness, and the cultivation of stillness through silence awakens our true nature.

We will restore our body, mind, and heart by establishing a reconnection and restoration that nourishes our whole being. In addition to Dharma talks, meditation instructions, and daily movement practice, there will be small group meetings with the teachers.

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

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.

Lottery Details:
Lottery applications are accepted between July 27, 2022 to August 17, 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.


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