Residential Retreats

    Since ancient times all wise cultures have known the value of retreat. Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart, and mind. For 2,600 years, meditation retreats have been a central part of the Buddhist path of awakening. Meditation retreats offer practical instruction and group support for discovering inner understanding and freedom. Spirit Rock retreats combine the fertile atmosphere of silence with extensive time for meditation and walks in nature, supported by systematic Buddhist teachings. Careful guidance and training is offered in meditation. Most retreats are suitable for both new and more experienced students of meditation.

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    August 2022

    01AugAll Day30SepLiberation through Emptiness and Awareness Practices (LEAP)Applications now open. Application deadline: AUGUST 12, 2022(All Day) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Dawn Scott / Guest Faculty: Bhikkhu Analayo, Guy Armstrong, Gil Fronsdal, Brian Lesage, and Jaya Rudgard Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    07Aug(Aug 7)2:30 PM13(Aug 13)11:00 AMThe Elements: Cultivating an Embodied Experience of Emptiness and FullnessRetreat now in session2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (13) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Dana DePalma; Alex Haley; Vance Pryor, Rachel Lanzerotti (movement) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    14Aug(Aug 14)2:30 PM24(Aug 24)11:00 AMCultivating ConcentrationRegistration open; Spaces still available!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (24) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt; Sally Armstrong; Tempel Smith; Amana Brembry Johnson, Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, Kristina Baré (assistant) On-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    25Aug(Aug 25)2:30 PM30(Aug 30)11:00 AMLoving Awareness: Meeting Reality with Wisdom and Kindness2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA, Eugene Cash, Leslie Booker, Tina Clay (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    31Aug(Aug 31)2:30 PM05Sep(Sep 5)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - (September 5) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver CommuterJoin Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    September 2022

    12Sep(Sep 12)2:30 PM16(Sep 16)11:00 AMMindfulness for Everyone: The Basics and BeyondJoin the Waitlist; Short Waitlist!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Carol Cano, MA; Alex Haley Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    17Sep(Sep 17)2:30 PM22(Sep 22)11:00 AMRest, Renewal and Regeneration: A Women's Meditation RetreatSpaces still available for BIPOC Women2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Selover; Erin Treat, Victoria Cary, Syra Smith (trainee) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    23Sep(Sep 23)2:30 PM28(Sep 28)11:00 AMReclaiming our Path of Freedom Through Love: A Retreat for the LGBTQIA+/Gender Non-Conforming CommunityRegistration now open; Spaces still available!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Arinna Weisman; Noliwe Alexander; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Ian Challis (teacher trainee) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    29Sep(Sep 29)2:30 PM04Oct(Oct 4)11:00 AMWhat The Buddha TaughtREGISTRATION NOW OPEN; SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!(September 29) 2:30 PM - (October 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Tara Mulay; Gullu Singh, Tina Clay On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    October 2022

    05Oct(Oct 5)2:30 PM14(Oct 14)11:00 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Waitlist!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Matthew Brensilver; Eugene Cash; Devon Hase; Hakim Tafari Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    15Oct(Oct 15)2:30 PM20(Oct 20)11:00 AMGrounded and Spacious: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    21Oct(Oct 21)2:30 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMConcentration and Insight2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn; Victoria Cary, Louije Kim Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    28Oct(Oct 28)2:30 PM03Nov(Nov 3)11:00 AMAwake in the Wild: Cultivating Awareness, Wisdom, Wonder in Nature(October 28) 2:30 PM - (November 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Susie Harrington; Victoria Cary; Kaira Jewel Lingo Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    November 2022

    04Nov(Nov 4)2:30 PM10(Nov 10)11:00 AMOpening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Waitlist!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Treat; DaRa Williams; Yong Oh; Jozen Gibson Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    18Nov(Nov 18)2:30 PM26(Nov 26)11:00 AMJourney into Refuge, Presence, and Love -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Wait List2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittasaro; Dawn Mauricio; Gullu Singh, JD; Djuna Devereaux Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    27Nov(Nov 27)2:30 PM02Dec(Dec 2)11:00 AMThe Heart of AwarenessREGISTRATION NOW OPEN(November 27) 2:30 PM - (December 2) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): John Martin; Anushka Fernandopulle; Tara Mulay; Hakim Tafari (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    December 2022

    03Dec(Dec 3)2:30 PM09(Dec 9)11:00 AMBefriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)Registration Now Open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori; Sayadaw U Jagara; Beth Sternlieb On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    10Dec(Dec 10)2:30 PM16(Dec 16)11:00 AMEarth, Awareness, and Being -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Carol Cano; Noliwe Alexander; Ayya Anandabodhi; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Jonathan Relucio (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    17Dec(Dec 17)2:30 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the LightRegistration opens August 17, 2022; Two Formats Available2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Teacher(s): ON LAND: Oren Jay Sofer; Carol Cano; ONLINE: Heather Sundberg On-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    27Dec(Dec 27)2:30 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Open(December 27) 2:30 PM - (January 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Tuere Sala; Devon Hase; Dawn Scott; Hakim Tafari (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    January 2023

    01Jan2:30 PM04(Jan 4)11:00 AMWinter Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens 9/7/222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (4) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA, Erin Treat, Hakim Tafari On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    10Jan(Jan 10)2:30 PM17(Jan 17)11:00 AMCultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive HeartRegistration opens 9/9/20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Beth Sternlieb; Gullu Singh; Melvin Escobar (yoga); A special 1-day visit from Sylvia Boorstein On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    18Jan(Jan 18)2:30 PM22(Jan 22)11:00 AMCultivating WisdomRegistration opens 09/20/222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Brian Lesage; Neesha Patel; bruni davila On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    23Jan(Jan 23)2:30 PM27(Jan 27)11:00 AMThe Four Elements RetreatRegistration opens 9/22/222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Bonnie Duran On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Feb(Feb 25)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications Now Open!(January 28) 2:30 PM - (February 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dawn Scott; James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Vance Pryor; Rasika Link (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Mar(Mar 25)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications Now Open!(January 28) 2:30 PM - (March 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): February Retreat: Dawn Scott; James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Vance Pryor; Rasika Link (movement); March Retreat: Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle; Tempel Smith; Ying Chen (assistant); Francisco Morillo Gable (assistant); Lissa Edmond (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    February 2023

    25Feb2:30 PM25Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications Now Open!(February 25) 2:30 PM - (March 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle; Tempel Smith; Ying Chen (assistant); Francisco Morillo Gable (assistant); Lissa Edmond (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    March 2023

    28Mar01AprThe Convergence of Insight and LoveRegistration opens 11/29/22(March 28) 2:30 PM - (April 1) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Vance Pryor; Roxanne Dault On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    April 2023

    02Apr(Apr 2)2:30 PM07(Apr 7)11:00 AMYoga and Meditation: Embodying the BrahmavihārasRegistration opens 12/1/222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (7) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates; Djuna Devereaux On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

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