September 2021

03Sep(Sep 3)3:00 PM06(Sep 6)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

We had an overwhelming response with over 850 lottery applicants. We will be opening more on-land residential retreats soon for October – December 2021. Please stay connected with us via our calendar!

Dates: Friday to Monday, September 3-6, 2021 (3 nights).
Sliding Scale: $150-$1050, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 288R21.
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.


This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness, silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.

This retreat is for experienced as well as new students.

The retreat includes a schedule of silent sitting and walking periods with instructions, and guided yoga/movement sessions, as well as practice meetings with teachers and daily Dharma talks.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $150 – $1,050; 3 nights including meals 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 – $1,050
Sustainer – $750
Base – $525
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $150*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $150*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $150*

*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.

Cancellation Policy for Residential Retreats (Aug-Dec 2021) and Online Multi-day Retreats (4+ days):
To offer participants greater flexibility as we make our way out of the pandemic, we’re offering a more generous cancellation policy.

  • $100 fee** when you cancel two or more days before the retreat (**fees reduced to half for scholarship participants)
  • No refunds when you cancel less than two days prior to the retreat (applies to all participants)


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