October 2023

17Oct(Oct 17)2:30 PM22Nov(Nov 22)11:00 AMFinding Refuge in our True Nature: Dharma, Wisdom, and CompassionRegistration opens June 13, 2023(October 17) 2:30 PM - (November 22) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander; Carol Cano, MA; John Martin On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Sunday, October 17-22, 2023 (6 nights). Code 290R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $330-$3120, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $3120
Benefactor – $2460
Sustainer – $1890
BASE – $1230
Reduced Rate – $780
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $330

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on June 13, 2023.


Taking refuge in the inherent goodness of our true nature, we deepen in awareness, lovingkindness, and wisdom. We explore what refuge can truly mean for us, both individually and in our collective circles. As wisdom and compassion grow and weave together, they lead toward a rich and fruitful harvest, naturally opening and nurturing our hearts and minds. Making room for spacious inquiry, we’ll practice traditional meditation instructions, combining the brahmavihāra practices with Dharma talks, seated and walking meditations, and group practice discussions with the teachers. This retreat supports all levels of practice and inclusivity for our LGBTQIA+, GNC, and non-binary communities.

Open to: Self-identified LGBTQIA+

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we returned 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.

Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting March 27, 2022, we returned to double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are 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.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More