October 2023

01Oct2:30 PM06(Oct 6)11:00 AMMaranasati: Mindful of Death, Awakening to LifeSpaces Still Available2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Victoria Cary; Gullu Singh, JD; Hakim Tafari (Qigung) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Friday, October 1-6, 2023 (5 nights). Code 286R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $1025-$2600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2600
Benefactor – $2050
Sustainer – $1575
BASE – $1025
Reduced Rate – $650
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $275

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on May 31, 2023.


The Buddha encouraged maraṇasati practice—mindfulness of death—as part of living an awakened life. This practice supports our appreciation of the preciousness of human birth and the development of equanimity with the difficulties of existence. It helps us gain freedom from rigidity and clinging through a more expansive perspective of the inevitable and natural process of letting go. Maraṇasati matures our insight into impermanence and change, nourishing a skillful orientation to both life and death. In the retreat we will utilize the skills of loving awareness, compassion, and investigation in sitting meditation practice. In addition to silent practice, there will be one period of interactive contemplative inquiry each day to help metabolize our understanding of death.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

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 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