May 2023

08May(May 8)2:30 PM14(May 14)11:00 AMSpring Insight Meditation RetreatRetreat now in session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala; Brian Lesage On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Sunday, May 8-14, 2023 (6 nights). Code 250R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $330-$3120, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $3120
Benefactor – $2460
Sustainer – $1890
BASE – $1230
Reduced Rate – $780
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $330

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on December 20, 2022.


All the time before you were born, plus all the time after you die, is almost exactly all the time there is. Yet we find ourselves here, alive, in time, with a question: how should I live?
We begin by listening deeply. The Buddha suggested we consistently underestimate the capacity of our heart. Retreat helps us to remember. Together, we’ll sit in the refuge provided by a 2,600-year legacy of wisdom and love. In the silence, we come to know the preciousness of life and the poignancy of the human condition. We discover a way of opening to the intensity of the human condition such that our heart is softened rather than hardened.
We will offer systematic instructions in mindfulness meditation, as well as in lovingkindness practice. Throughout the retreat there are Dharma talks and meetings with teachers to support you in your practice. All are welcome.

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.

Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on 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.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More