January 2023

04Jan(Jan 4)2:30 PM09(Jan 9)11:00 AMWinter Insight Meditation RetreatRetreat now in session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA, Erin Treat, bruni dávila and Hakim Tafari (movement) CommuterSold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday to Monday, January 4-9, 2023 (5 nights). Code 226R23.
Sliding Scale: $275-$2600, PLUS a donation to the teachers.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 7, 2022.


Description: The Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices remind us of the ever-present possibility of waking up to a sense of well-being, presence, and true nature that does not depend on circumstances. This silent insight meditation (vipassanā) retreat is designed for both new and experienced meditators. The retreat includes systematic instructions in vipassanā meditation, following the four foundations of mindfulness. The retreat will also include lovingkindness meditation, meetings with teachers, and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives.

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.

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting on 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 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.

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