Non-Residential Programs


In response to current conditions, Spirit Rock’s Dharma programs are now offered exclusively online. We have heard from our online practitioners how comforting, inspiring, and helpful it can be to practice together virtually–the felt sense of the dharma and the sangha shine through. Practicing deeply in our living spaces allows unique opportunities for integrating the teachings in the midst of our lives.

The need for the Dharma is stronger than ever. These are difficult times for non-profits, and Spirit Rock is no exception. When you register to join us online, we encourage you to pay at the highest level you are able to, in support of Spirit Rock, our incredible staff, and dedicated sangha.

We are so grateful for the teachings and for all of you during these complex times. We are all in this together.

May all beings be safe.

September 2021

01SepAll Day31DecA Year to Live 2022Program Dates: January - December 2022(All Day) Online Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Frank Ostaseski; Victoria Cary OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

01Sep9:00 AM01May4:00 PMBuddhist Psychology Training 2022Program Dates: January - May 2022; Application deadline: November 15, 2021(September 1) 9:00 AM - (May 1) 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

01Sep10:00 AM01Dec12:00 PMEveryday Life as Mindfulness Practice(September 1) 10:00 AM - (December 1) 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Sylvia Boorstein, PhD; Heidi Bourne OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

19Sep(Sep 19)6:00 PM24Oct(Oct 24)8:00 PMFall Teen Meditation SeriesALL TEENS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND ARE WELCOME(September 19) 6:00 PM - (October 24) 8:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Andrew Chaikin; Aiko Michot Sold OutOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

October 2021

03Oct(Oct 3)10:00 AM21Nov(Nov 21)12:30 PMWhite and Awakening Together: The Journey to ConnectionA Benefit for the East Bay Meditation Center and Spirit Rock's Dr. Marlene Jones Scholarship Fund10:00 AM - (November 21) 12:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Crystal Johnson, PhD Join Wait ListOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

22Oct10:00 AM4:00 PMMeditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Tina Rasmussen, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

24Oct10:00 AM4:30 PMThe Art and Spirit of InquiryA Benefit for Open Gate Sangha and Spirit Rock's Scholarship Fund10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Adyashanti OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

30Oct(Oct 30)9:30 AM31(Oct 31)4:30 PMTaking the Sacred Journey Through Grief to Heal the HeartOpen to Self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of color9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (31) Online Teacher(s): Amana Brembry Johnson; Carol Cano OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

November 2021

05Nov10:00 AM3:00 PMAnxiety: It’s Not All in Your MindResourcing the Body Somatically10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jill Satterfield OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

06Nov10:00 AM5:00 PMMaking Wiser DecisionsMindfulness, Intuition, and Inquiry10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer, SEP OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

07Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMWrite Your Way Home: Writing as MeditationOpen to self-identified women10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Anne Cushman OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

09Nov(Nov 9)6:00 PM14Dec(Dec 14)8:00 PMTransforming Climate Trauma: Building Wise and Resilient Responses to the Climate CrisisA Six-Week Training(November 9) 6:00 PM - (December 14) 8:00 PM Online Teacher(s): James Baraz; Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP; Bob Doppelt, MS OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

12Nov10:00 AM3:00 PMRelaxed and AwakeA Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with Feldenkrais Method Movement10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Dan Clurman, MA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

13Nov(Nov 13)10:00 AM14(Nov 14)4:00 PMGratitude: A Doorway to Outrageous Aliveness10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (14) Online Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP; Eve Eckman, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

19Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMFreedom from the Inner Critic10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

20Nov10:00 AM4:00 PMTransgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring Our Ancestors; Celebrating Our LivesOpen to Trans, GNC/GB, Two Spirit and Gender Expansive Community10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Fresh “Lev” White; JD Doyle; Amber Field; Richelle Evelyn Donigan (movement); Drïan Juarez (Speaker) OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

21Nov9:30 AM4:30 PMThe Art and Practice of Forgiveness9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

26Nov10:00 AM3:00 PMHarvest Gratitude10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Ashley Sharp, E-RYT OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

December 2021

04Dec(Dec 4)9:00 AM05(Dec 5)3:00 PMWe Were Made for These TimesSkillfully Moving Through Change, Loss and Disruption9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (5) Online Teacher(s): Kaira Jewel Lingo OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

11Dec10:00 AM4:00 PMPresence, Compassion, Dignity and LoveA BENEFIT FOR SPIRIT ROCK10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

11Dec7:00 PM9:00 PMChanting, Meditation and Winter Solstice Ritual7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jai Uttal; Debra Chamberlin-Taylor OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

18Dec(Dec 18)10:00 AM19(Dec 19)5:00 PMWinter Solstice WeekendSeeing Clearly, Opening the Heart10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (19) Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Sylvia Boorstein, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

18Dec(Dec 18)3:00 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMWinter Solstice RetreatEmbracing the Dark, Inviting the Light3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Online Teacher(s): Heather Sundberg; Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; Dawn Scott OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

31Dec7:00 PM10:00 PMNew Year's Transition Ceremony of Presence, Release, and Focusing Intention7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittisaro OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen


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