February 2019

02Feb(Feb 2)3:00 PM30Mar(Mar 30)11:30 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat(February 2) 3:00 PM - (March 30) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): FEBRUARY -- Sally Armstrong, James Baraz, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Tempel Smith, Alexis Santos, Martha Link (yoga), Pawan Bareja (assistant, Feb 2-16), Neesha Patel (assistant, Feb 16-Mar 2); MARCH -- Donald Rothberg, Sharda Rogell, Oren Jay Sofer, Heather Sundberg, DaRa Williams (Mar 2-16), Arinna Weisman (Mar 16-30), Amana Johnson (yoga and Teacher-in-Training)


February 2 (Saturday) 3:00 pm - March 30 (Saturday) 11:30 am


Upper Retreat Hall

Event Details

Dates: Saturday, February 2, 3:00pm – Saturday, March 30, 11:30am
Sliding Scale: $12200 – $5545, PLUS a donation to the teachers and retreat staff. Code 238R19.
Lottery application is now available.

Visit the link below for:
February Retreat Lottery Application
March Retreat Lottery Application

See Lottery/Application and Scholarship Information below.

Prerequisites for Long Retreats: BEFORE applying, you must have completed at least 14 nights of silent residential retreat time with at least 2 retreats being 5-nights or longer. These retreats should have been led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. To qualify, these previous retreats must have a similar format to this retreat, with instructions, practices and talks focused on Insight Meditation. You will need to provide the teachers’ names, dates, location, length (# of nights), and style of the retreats when applying, along with a practice-meeting questionnaire.

Retreat Description:
An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

These extended retreats (and all retreats at Spirit Rock) are not open for “self-retreats”.

Special Offering for the month-long retreats only: Spirit Rock is extending the upper age limit of the Young Adult scholarship rate to individuals 18-32 years of age. This special rate is $35 per night. A limited number of special rates will be available.

Additional scholarship funding has been offered once again to support practitioners who self-identify as people of color. Scholarship rates are $35 per night.

Lottery/Application Information:
Our one-month and two-month retreats have become extremely popular and in order to create more ease and fairness, we have moved to a lottery process.

Application is now available through the end of the day on Friday, August 31, 2018. You do not need to apply on the first day (July 18, 2018). The lottery applications will be available for approximately a 1-1/2 month period. All applicants must apply online. No retreat fees will be collected at this time, it is purely registration for the lottery portion of the process. If you need scholarship funds to attend, now is the time to request those funds – please fill out the Scholarship Section in the application. Funding will likely not be available later.

People of Color and Young Adult applicants (whether scholarship applicants or not) are given high priority. Applicants who were on the waiting list the last two years in a row and did not get into our month-long retreats will also be given a higher priority. All others will go into the lottery system and be selected at random.

After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than the first week in October or sooner; please refrain from calling before this deadline. We will need this time to process all the applications, pull the lottery, and allocate scholarship funding. If you are selected in the lottery pull, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.


General Information

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Also, please remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please consider paying at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.