April 2022

10Apr(Apr 10)3:00 PM14(Apr 14)11:00 AMThe Women Gather: Finding Refuge in Collective Healing Wisdom - A Retreat for Self-identified Black Women of the African DiasporaRegistration opens Thursday, December 8, 20213:00 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Alisa L. Dennis, PhD; Amana Brembry Johnson On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Thursday, April 10-14, 2022 (4 nights). Code 348R22.
Sliding Scale: $200-$1760, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 8, 2021.


Every one of us are powerful beyond measure. As Black Women, there are many ways this truth becomes lost to our awareness. Contempt of the feminine and violence toward the black body intersect to colonize our lives and thoughts, constraining access to our internal resources and collective freedom.

Through silent and guided meditations, wisdom sharing, embodiment practices, and honoring the presence of our well ancestors, we’ll investigate the ways we internalize our oppression and illuminate the depth, power, and sacredness of our being. Collectively, we’ll practice the wisdom of the Dharma to harness our intuitive healing wisdom and creativity.

Through these practices, we’ll cultivate greater clarity of vision, resilience, and skillful response as we face life’s uncertainties. In particular, we’ll attune to the Buddha’s prescription for purifying the heart through lovingkindness and compassion, as we deepen our understanding of the importance of reclaiming joy on our journey toward liberation.

Scholarship offerings: This retreat is offered at a reduced DEI rate for all; therefore, further scholarships are not available. 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.

Room Occupancy Update* – Starting in March 2022: As of March 27th, the first retreat following our monthlongs, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Most of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and they will be limited. This rate guarantees you a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. Single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; everyone has a chance of being assigned a single room.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

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


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