December 2023

27Dec(Dec 27)2:30 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation RetreatLottery Applications now closed (as of 8/29/23); Join the waitlist(December 27) 2:30 PM - (January 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Tuere Sala; devon hase; Dawn Scott; Hakim Tafari (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday to Wednesday, December 27, 2023 – January 3, 2024 (7 nights). Code 306R23.
Sliding Scale: $1435-$3640, Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Applications Open: August 8, 2023

Registration for this retreat is by application and a lottery-style selection in order to balance many variables – see Selection Details below for more information. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Applications are accepted through the end of the day on August 29. 2023. First round notifications will be sent out approximately 2 weeks after the lottery closes. You will be asked to complete your registration details and pay your fees within 48 hours of the offer.


This is a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassanā) retreat with sitting and walking in silence, and regular meetings with teachers. Each day there will be systematic meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and movement practice. We will mark the turning of the year with a late evening sitting and simple ceremony on New Year’s Eve. In celebration of the New Year, our focus will be on cultivating loving awareness and embracing each moment as fresh and new. All are welcome.

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

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats. Subject to change.

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $385-$3640; 7 nights including food 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. Fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Supporter Rate (guaranteed single room) – $3640
Benefactor – $2870
Sustainer – $2205
BASE – $1435
Reduced Rate – $910
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $385
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $385
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $385
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s)

Selection Details:
Applications are accepted between 08/07/23 – 08/28/23. All applications are assigned a random number. Together with the random number we are balancing many additional variables to create equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. Those factors include: scholarship needs & availability, affinity group “membership”, age, gender balance, and experienced or new practitioners. Applications received after the close date are automatically placed on the wait list (and will not be included in the first round of selections). Notification rounds can move quickly in the first few weeks following the first acceptances, so we recommend staying ready. You may be accepted sooner than you realize!

You will be notified about the selection results within two weeks of the application close date. If you have been offered a space, you will have two days to pay a deposit to accept/hold the space. If you don’t accept the space within this deadline, we will offer it to the next person in line.

Scholarship offerings: 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 “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Room Occupancy Update*: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer 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.


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