November 2021

19Nov(Nov 19)2:30 PM28(Nov 28)11:00 AMJourney into Refuge, Presence, and Love2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittisaro; Dawn Mauricio; Gullu Singh; Djuna Devereaux & Adam Stonebraker (yoga teachers) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details


Dates: Friday to Sunday, November 19-28, 2021 (9 nights). Code 310R21.
Sliding Scale: $450-$3150, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Lottery Applications Open: August 27th – September 12th (two weeks!)


In these overwhelming times, let’s deepen refuge, as well as reconnect with community and our shared roots within the sacred web of life. This will be a time of contemplation and remembrance as we journey through the grief of so much loss and the hope of the human spirit, offering thanks for the beauty of this world.

Within contemplative quietude, supported by calm and insight meditation in a mindful, gentle retreat container, we will draw from teachings and practices that enable timelessness and openings into the heart medicine of love and compassion.

The retreat will source from a synthesis of the Theravada Elder’s Way and Mahayana practices and teachings around Quan Yin’s compassionate Bodhisattva Path. This includes mantras, chanting, and ceremony. The retreat concludes with a Quan Yin Compassion Ceremony.

In addition to Dharma talks, meditation instructions, and daily yoga sessions, there will be small group meetings with the teachers.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. Subject to change.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $450-$3,150; 9 nights including food and lodging.
Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners. Any amount offered above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to Spirit Rock, and your generosity will enable and support the participation of others. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Benefactor – $3,150
Sustainer – $2,250
Base – $1,575
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $450*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $450*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $450*

*Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). 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.


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