March 2020

22Mar(Mar 22)10:00 AM05Apr(Apr 5)4:30 PMLightness of Letting Go: The Dharma of Happiness -- online only and by donation(March 22) 10:00 AM - (April 5) 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP No prerequisiteOpenRecording Available

Event Details

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm. Registration open until April 5, 2020.
Sliding Scale:
$0 – 108. Code PB1D20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

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 Buddha taught, “Learn to let go, this is the secret to happiness.” Sometimes, when we open to our own sadness or feel the pain of the world, we are left with inner turmoil and burnout. How can we follow the Buddha’s teachings to open with love to our suffering, live gently in the world, and let go gracefully of the things that are not meant for us? This day retreat will offer Buddhist practices for letting go that can restore our sense of freedom and balance our minds and hearts. Our time together will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, short talks, discussion, and Q&A.

Please note, CE Credits are no longer available for this program. If you paid for CE credits you may receive an open credit for a future program, or donate the CE credit fee portion. Please email us at

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.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


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.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More