February 2021

01Feb3:00 PM12(Feb 12)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation Retreat -- ONLINE3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Online Teacher(s): James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Kamala Masters; Andrea Fella; Dawn Scott; Bob Stahl, PhD; Louije Kim (assistant); Martha Link (yoga) PrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Friday, February 1 – 12, 2021 (12 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $480-$3,600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 238R21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Prerequisite: Before registering you must have already completed a minimum of 21 days of retreat practice, with those retreats being six days or longer to qualify. These retreats should have been silent meditation retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. The retreats should have had a similar format to this retreat, with instructions, practices and talks focused on Insight Meditation.

Retreat Description:
Instead of the annual month-long, the February teaching team will lead a 12-day online retreat for experienced students. This extended retreat offers a rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. Emphasis will be on quieting the mind, opening the heart and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instructions will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent stillness and movement meditation, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

We will encourage attendees to commit to the spirit of intensive practice with minimal input from the external world, and maintaining silence as much as possible. We look forward to supporting experienced students looking for a more traditional intensive retreat while practicing at home online.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds, as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.


  • Andrea Fella

    Andrea Fella

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  • Bob Stahl, PhD

    Bob Stahl, PhD

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  • Dawn Scott

    Dawn Scott

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  • James Baraz

    James Baraz

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  • Kamala Masters

    Kamala Masters

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  • Louije Kim

    Louije Kim

    Louije is a genderqueer, Korean-American dharma practitioner based in Oakland. In 2012, they completed East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit to Dharma program. Louije is a graduate of Spirit Rock's most recent iterations of the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP5) and Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL5). For the past two years, Louije has been happily teaching at EBMC, leading practice groups, events and daylongs, and was part of the leadership committees for Teen Sangha and Alphabet (LGBTQ) Sangha. Louije started their practice in 2008 and has been participating in residential retreats since 2010. They have sat three long retreat periods (one and three months), participated in Metta Retreats, and recently participated in Ven. Analayo’s Satipatthana retreat. They are committing most of 2018 to silent and community practice.

  • Martha Link

    Martha Link

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  • Sally Armstrong

    Sally Armstrong

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