November 2020

20Nov(Nov 20)3:00 PM29(Nov 29)11:30 AMNovember Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Wes Nisker; Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey; Terry Vandiver (yoga) No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Friday, November 20, 3:00pm – Sunday, November 29, 11:30am; 9 nights.
Sliding Scale: $2600-$1150, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 216R20.
Will open for registration on 7/21/20.

Retreat Description:
This is a special time of year for the support and solitude of retreat. As the days grow shorter, we are beckoned inwards. Supported by the silence and shared intentions of our fellow practitioners, we discover the heart’s longing for peace. Together, we sit in the refuge provided by a 2600-year legacy of wisdom and kindness. The teachers will offer systematic instructions in insight (vipassana) meditation, and reflections on the development of compassion. The Buddhist teachings mix with your wholesome intentions to create goodness. The cooks generously prepare a beautiful meal as we practice remembrance and gratitude. Both new and experienced meditators are welcome.

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.


  • Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

    Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

    Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to realize the deepest human freedom. He is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and when off-island teaches across the US, Canada, and in Burma. Learn more at

  • Matthew Brensilver, PhD

    Matthew Brensilver, PhD

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  • Terry Vandiver

    Terry Vandiver

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  • Wes Nisker

    Wes Nisker

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