June 2023

19Jun(Jun 19)2:30 PM25(Jun 25)11:00 AMMindfulness for Everyone2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (25) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Carol Cano, MA; Alex Haley; Gullu Singh, JD, Vadan Tereza Ritter (movement) CommuterJoin Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Sunday, June 19-25, 2023 (6 nights). Code 260R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $330-$3120, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $3120
Benefactor – $2460
Sustainer – $1890
BASE – $1230
Reduced Rate – $780
Toni Ko Scholarship Rate – $50 (Must meet criteria: 27-55 yrs old, first silent residential retreat, and new to meditation, one time award. Only available on a 6-night retreat.)
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA [18-26 years]) – $330

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on February 21, 2023.


Mindfulness offers us tools to develop our capacity to pay attention, regulate emotions, and cultivate states of lovingkindness, compassion, and even-mindedness. Mindfulness can be practiced in a range from focused attention to wide open, spacious, natural awareness. Over time one can access states of profound well-being in both silent meditation and everyday life.
In this retreat we will practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, as well as through lectures and the opportunity to meet with teachers who will guide our practice. While rooted in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat will focus on the practical applications of mindfulness and the range of ways to practice it. It is open to people of all backgrounds and experience, especially those interested in secular mindfulness.
This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

This program offers 11 CE credits for $110 for psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.

Scholarship offerings: All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($55/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. The exception is the Toni Ko Scholarship which is a one time, limited award. And, while we are not able to offer “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…

Room Occupancy Update*: We have 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 and these will be 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.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 11 CE credits for $110 for psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. Please review our Continuing Education Credit information page to determine if your association or board will accept credits offered by Spirit Rock.***

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will better able to:

  • List 4 practices that can be used to cultivate mindfulness;
  • Utilize mindfulness of breath practices to develop presence moment awareness, and to calm the mind in preparation for, and when working with clients;
  • Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to reduce stress;
  • Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to reduce emotional reactivity;
  • Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to improve emotional self-regulation while working with clients;
  • Utilize body awareness practices to deepen listening presence with clients;
  • Assess and respond to compassion fatigue and burnout;
  • Utilize practices of self-compassion to address caregiver burnout.

Continuing Education content level: Introductory

Schedule: (Full attendance is required. Times are listed in Pacific time.)

  • 6/19
    • 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. – Evening Dharma talk
  • 6/20-6/24
    • 8:45 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. – Instructions, Guided Sitting Meditation, Q&A
    • 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Lecture/ Dharma talk
  • 6/25
    • No CECs

***Please note:

  • For full Provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our Continuing Education Credit information page.
  • For those with a different license than listed above, or with a license from a different board or association than listed on our CEC info page, please contact your licensing board or association directly to request pre-approval/acceptance of CE credits offered at Spirit Rock. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 11 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.


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