June 2023

05Jun(Jun 5)2:30 PM10(Jun 10)11:00 AMRetreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and HealingOpen to Everyone2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH; Carol Cano, MA; bruni dávila; Mario Castillo (assistant) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Saturday, June 5-10, 2023 (5 nights). Code 256R23.
Sliding Scale: $275-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Applications Open: January 11, 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 February 15th. 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.


Explore wisdom teachings from Buddhist and Indigenous traditions, based in Insight Meditation, mindfulness, and the sacred path of Indigenous Awareness. This retreat will explore similarities between Indigenous and Buddhist ways of knowing, in service of peace in the heart and mind, and wise action in the world. Gentle mindfulness practices open our connection with nature and ancestors, describe a path to decolonizing the mind, offer ways of gently releasing challenging experiences, and invite us to walk the Beauty Way and other sacred paths of Indigenous Awareness.

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: $275-$2400; 5 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 Rate (guaranteed single room) – $2400
Benefactor – $1275
Sustainer – $650
Base – $275
PLUS a donation to the teacher(s)

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 “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 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.

Selection Details:
Applications are accepted between [ADD LOTTERY DATE BRACKET]. 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.


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