March 2020

14Mar10:00 AM4:30 PMGuides on the Path of Freedom: The Seven Factors of Awakening -- ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: March 14 – March 15, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $180 – 400. Code MB1M20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160

New! Online Only: We are now offering this program online only, via Livestream so you may join us remotely. Once registered, you will receive instructions and a Livestream link. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we navigate the unfolding of the Coronavirus situation. We are continuing to respond by evolving our practices and policies to keep everyone safe and supported, while still serving as a place of refuge and honoring our community’s commitment to the Dharma and sangha.

The Buddhist path is often described as a journey of both relinquishment and cultivation. We practice freeing ourselves from clinging, and cultivating qualities that support us in this liberating process of letting go.

The seven factors of awakening—mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity—are psychological qualities we can develop, as well as practices to be cultivated. When fully developed, they support us in embodying a life and way of being that is full of understanding and love. In this weekend retreat, we will explore these qualities of heart and discover how they can help guide us along the path to freedom.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


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