June 2023

11Jun(Jun 11)2:30 PM18(Jun 18)11:00 AMNine Bodies Insight Retreat: Exploring Capacities of ConsciousnessRegistration opens February 8, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (18) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dana DePalma, MA MFT; Phillip Moffitt; Tuere Sala; Ying Chen (assistant) On-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Sunday, June 11-18, 2023 (7 nights). Code 258R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale $385-$3640
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $3640
Benefactor – $2870
Sustainer – $2205
BASE – $1435
Reduced Rate – $910
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, MK, or YA) – $385

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on February 8, 2023.


The Nine Bodies teaching presents a unified map of the various capacities of consciousness, which are often only partially recognized (or completely unrecognized) even among long-term practitioners. This retreat offers a method of practicing Insight Meditation in which consciousness itself becomes the object of meditation. We start with establishing mindfulness through the practice of arriving, and then turn towards ever more subtle levels of consciousness. The practice utilizes the felt sense as a means for freeing the mind of over-conceptualization and supporting the arising of liberating insights.

We respectfully acknowledge that this method is an integration of the Nine Bodies teachings from Himālayan yoga master Premvarni Balyogi and Thai Forest Insight teachings.

The retreat includes detailed guided meditations, teaching sessions, and cohort (small group) practice meetings. It is not recommended for those experiencing acute grief or other strong mental challenges.

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

Completion of one (or more) 6-night or longer silent, residential or online Insight meditation retreat. If you are new to Nine Bodies, you are also encouraged (but not required) to complete a Nine Bodies Intro series before coming on the retreat.

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.

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.


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