April 2023

30Apr(Apr 30)2:30 PM07May(May 7)11:00 AMMagic of AwarenessRETREAT NOW IN SESSION(April 30) 2:30 PM - (May 7) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Anam Thubten; Trudy Goodman, PhD; Jill White Lindsay (movement); Justine Dawson (guest assistant); Alexa Redner (guest trainee) CommuterSold OutOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Monday, April 30 – May 7, 2023 (7 nights). Code 248R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $385-$3640, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $3640
Benefactor – $2870
Sustainer – $2205
BASE – $1435
Reduced Rate – $910
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $385

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on December 28 2022.


The paradox of awareness is profound and yet very simple. It can’t be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitations. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thoughts or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad.
Join us for this retreat where we will learn how to pay attention to this quality of awareness through formal and informal meditation. Once we know how to pay attention, it can be experienced in an instant, in all circumstances. When we learn to reside in that liberated mind, we find the very thing we have been seeking all along.
The retreat includes silent sitting and walking periods with instructions and practice meetings with teachers, as well as daily Dharma talks.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we returned to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. 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 “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on March 27, 2022, we returned to double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also returned to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate; these rates are 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.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More