October 2023

17Oct(Oct 17)2:30 PM22(Oct 22)11:00 AMFinding Refuge in our True Nature: Dharma, Wisdom, and CompassionA Retreat for the LGBTQIA+/Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Community2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander; John Martin; Louije Kim; Victoria Cary; Kimber Simpkins-Nuccio (movement); Mario Castillo (guest trainee) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Tuesday to Sunday, October 17-22, 2023 (5 nights). Code 290R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $1025-$2600; fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2600
Benefactor – $2050
Sustainer – $1575
BASE – $1025
Reduced Rate – $650
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $275

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


Open to: Self-identified LGBTQIA+

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.

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*: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer 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