October 2023

28Oct01NovThe Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the EarthSpaces still available(October 28) 2:30 PM - (November 1) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Tara Mulay; Vance Pryor; Bonnie Duran On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Saturday to Wednesday, October 28 – November 1, 2023 (4 nights). Code 294R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $820-$2080*
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2080
Benefactor – $1640
Sustainer – $1260
BASE – $820
Reduced Rate – $520
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K, or YA) – $220
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on June 28, 2023.


Our body can be a vehicle for liberation in this life, with all that we need to wake up. Yet we may not know how to relate to the body to support this kind of freedom. We will practice ways of connecting to our body with loving awareness while recognizing ourselves as part of nature, including developing awareness of our mortality. We will engage in the practices of the Buddhist path in silence—sitting, walking, resting, and eating—supported by nature on the land at Spirit Rock.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

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 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.


  • Anushka Fernandopulle

    Anushka Fernandopulle

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  • Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH

    Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH

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  • Tara Mulay

    Tara Mulay

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  • Vance Pryor

    Vance Pryor

    Vance Pryor, Psy.D. has practiced insight meditation since 1999 in both the United States and Myanmar. He has been influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He is currently a participant in IMS’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.

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