November 2022

04Nov(Nov 4)2:30 PM10(Nov 10)11:00 AMOpening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation RetreatRETREAT NOW IN SESSION2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Treat; DaRa Williams; Jozen Gibson; Monica Magtoto Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Thursday, November 4-10, 2022 (6 nights). Code 208R22.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Lottery Applications Open: June 22, 2022 to July 13, 2022

This retreat is lottery-style in order to ensure that spaces are available for a diverse student body. Registering for a lottery does not ensure a space in the program. Lottery applications accepted through the end of the day on July 13, 2022. 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.


The Buddha observed how easy it is to forget the capacity of the heart for wisdom and love. A meditation retreat can help us remember how essential these qualities are for our very existence. At first, we may be hesitant to look inside, out of concern for what we may find. But the more deeply we investigate, with a relaxed yet focused attention, the easier it is to know, moment by moment, the reasons we have to love. In letting go of fear and other unsatisfactory habitual patterns, we discover a heart full of confidence and a mind full of peace. Within the silent container of retreat, we can come to know the preciousness of our life and the poignancy of the human condition. From this space, so much goodness unfolds.

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

Financial Information:
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640; 6 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. These fees do not include dana for the teachers.

Supporter (guaranteed single room) – $2640
Benefactor – $2280
Sustainer – $1740
Base – $1140
Reduced – $720
Mudita/Karuna Scholarship (for anyone who needs financial assistance, including fixed income folks) – $300*
BIPOC Scholarship (for Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of color) – $300*
Young Adult Scholarship (for young adults age 18-26 years) – $300*

*Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we have also returned to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/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**: Starting March 27, 2022, we returned to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We have also return 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.

Lottery Details:
Lottery applications are accepted between June 22, 2022 to July 13, 2022. Applications received after this date are automatically placed on the wait list (they will not be included in the first round of selections).

You will be notified about the lottery results within two weeks of the lottery close date. If you are notified that 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.


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