September 2021

26Sep(Sep 26)3:00 PM02Oct(Oct 2)11:00 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat(September 26) 3:00 PM - (October 2) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tuere Sala; Dawn Scott; Matthew Brensilver, PhD Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisite

Event Details

We had an overwhelming response with over 850 lottery applicants. We will be opening more on-land residential retreats soon for October – December 2021. Please stay connected with us via our calendar!

Dates: Sunday to Saturday, September 26-October 2, 2021 (6 nights). Code 295R21.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2100, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.


Beneath the fragmentation and pain of this time, something is rumbling deep in our minds. It is as if the tectonic plates are moving inside us, but we don’t know exactly where everything will land. How can we stabilize ourselves and leverage the moment to understand the Dharma more deeply and soften our hearts more fully?

This Insight retreat will explore the power of goodness amidst the intensity of our human condition. The pāramīs serve to guide our hearts: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolution, lovingkindness, and equanimity. These forces of goodness do not erase suffering, but guide us towards wisdom and compassion.

Practicing within our own homes offers an unusual opportunity. Our home can offer a sense of comfort but our habit energies are often strongest there. Home retreat can be transformative in ways we do not experience in residential retreats. It allows us to deeply integrate this spiritual path into our living space, creating the visual and temporal reminders of path and practice in our own home.

Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness and silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and small group practice meetings with teachers. This retreat is open to new and experienced meditators.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $300 – $2,100; 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.

Benefactor – $2,100
Sustainer – $1,500
Base – $1,050
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). 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.

Cancellation Policy for Residential Retreats (Aug-Dec 2021):
To offer participants greater flexibility as we make our way out of the pandemic, we’re offering a more generous cancellation policy.

  • $100 fee** when you cancel two or more days before the retreat (**fees reduced to half for scholarship participants)
  • No refunds when you cancel less than two days prior to the retreat (applies to all participants)


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