September 2020

21Sep(Sep 21)3:00 PM27(Sep 27)11:30 AMNo Part Left OutA Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss; Amana Brembry Johnson; Carol Cano; Kate Johnson No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday, September 21, 3:00pm – Sunday, September 27, 11:30am; 6 nights.
Sliding Scale: $1700-$750, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 384R20.
Will open for registration on 5/21/20.


All who self-identify as womxn are welcome.

Retreat Description:
This silent meditation retreat will offer myths, stories and archetypes of Buddhist womxn, past and present, as inspiration to illuminate and embrace all aspects of our wisdom, compassion and desire for freedom. We will weave diverse expressions of feminine energies, and the innate ways that womxn know and understand into the fabric of the retreat, community, and practice. An exploration of feminine and transfeminine archetypes including: Prajnaparamita, the mother of all Buddhas; Kali, the divine protector; and Quan Yin and Avalokitesvara, the one who hears the cries of the world. We will journey through the stories of womxn who surrounded the historical Buddha, and follow the feminine lineage of the Dharma through present-day Buddhist nuns, teachers and practitioners across cultures.

Our time together will include silent sitting and walking, meditation instruction, daily embodied movement, dharma talks, meetings with teachers, and creative expression.


Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).

General Information

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Also, please remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please consider paying at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.

Teacher(s)

  • Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson

    Amana Brembry Johnson teaches meditation and compassionate movement at community and retreat centers internationally. She is currently a participant in the Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training Program. Her home base of practice is the East Bay Meditation Center located in Oakland, California. Rooted in the ethics of social justice, she offers guidance designed to embrace a diverse range of access to practice, and has developed a form of contemplative movement that interweaves the wisdom of Dharma with yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practices. An accomplished visual artist, Amana creates imagery that exposes emotional and spiritual barriers of the heart as gateways into kindness, compassion, and self love.

  • Carol Cano

    Carol Cano

    View Carol's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Kate Johnson

    Kate Johnson

    View Kate's upcoming programs or profile.

  • Pamela Weiss

    Pamela Weiss

    View Pam's upcoming programs or profile.

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