January 2024

26Jan(Jan 26)2:30 PM02Feb(Feb 2)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Retreat: The Direct PathA few spaces available(January 26) 2:30 PM - (February 2) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn, MA; Victoria Cary; Bob Stahl, PhD; Lienchi Tran On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Friday, January 26 – February 2, 2024 (7 nights). Code 314R24.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale:*
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $4025
Benefactor – $3150
Sustainer – $2415
BASE – $1575
Reduced Rate – $1015
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $420
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on September 26, 2023.


When the late Burmese master Mingun Sayādaw (U Nārada) was a young monk looking for a true teacher, he was told of a mountain hermit who was reported to be fully enlightened. When he asked this monk how he should practice, the monk replied, “Why are you searching outside of the Master’s word?” He went on to say that the direct path—the foundations of mindfulness—was given by the Buddha for those seeking liberation. Mingun Sayādaw followed these instructions with great faith and diligence and realized for himself the path and its fruit.

Mindfulness based in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (“The Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness”) is the heart of Insight Meditation practice. In this retreat we will follow the “words of the master” and the example of the great teachers of our tradition in practicing the way of mindfulness, which is always here and now and offers each of us a direct path to liberation.

Scholarship offerings: 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 “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…

Room Occupancy*: 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 and these will be 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.


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