July 2023

31Jul(Jul 31)2:30 PM05Aug(Aug 5)11:00 AMYoung Adult Insight Meditation Retreatretreat now in session(July 31) 2:30 PM - (August 5) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Cara Lai; Pam Dunn (Guest Instructor); Hakim Tafari (Qi Gung) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Monday to Sunday, July 31 – August 5, 2023 (6 nights). Code 270R23.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale: $275-$2600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Supporter Rate w/guaranteed single room – $2600
Benefactor – $2050
Sustainer – $1575
BASE – $1025
Reduced Rate – $650
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC or Mudita/Karuna) – $275

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


Open To: Young Adults ages 18-32 years

Come practice silent mindfulness and Insight Meditation for a week in a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant overstimulation and external demands as we create a supportive space for cultivating greater inner calm, spaciousness, and presence.
We will honor each person’s experience through radical self-awareness and deeper embodiment, exploring the ancient practices of guided and silent sitting, walking, heart meditations, movement, practice meetings with teachers, and Dharma talks. Over the course of the week, we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady, continuous awareness.

On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn conscious connection with the community around us. This is a fully silent retreat, and you will be asked to turn off and put away all electronic devices.

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 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