Residential Retreats

NOW THROUGH APRIL 15, EVERY RETREAT AND PROGRAM ONLINE AND BY DONATION 

In response to current conditions, Spirit Rock’s Dharma programs offered solely online right now, are available on a $0-$1008 sliding scale basis through April 15, 2020. This includes retreats, classes, day retreats, and more. Give it a try! 

As we radically increase access to the Dharma through these by donation online teachings, we are asking our community to support Spirit Rock financially to the extent you are able. These are difficult times for non-profits, and Spirit Rock is no exception. When you 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 our dedicated sangha.

 The need for Dharma is stronger than ever as we navigate these new global conditions. Together and individually, we take action to ensure the health and well-being of our interdependent communities, while we internally embrace these conditions as the context of our practice. We are so grateful for the teachings and for all of you during these complex times.

We have heard from our online practitioners how comforting, inspiring, and helpful it can be to connect virtually with Spirit Rock and, through us, with one another. Meditation and connection with a wider sangha are invaluable in navigating uncertainty. Even those with some resistance to being online have found it allows the practice to ground in new ways in your actual day-to-day environment. 

We hope to see you across the Dharma screen soon.

May All Beings Be Safe.

April 2020

11Apr(Apr 11)3:00 PM18(Apr 18)11:30 AMLiving Awareness Through Insight Meditation -- online only and by donation3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (18) Online Teacher(s): Mary Grace Orr; Gil Fronsdal; John Travis; Heather Sundberg; Rebecca Kronlage (yoga) No prerequisiteFull

19Apr(Apr 19)3:00 PM03May(May 3)11:30 AMEvent CancelledReclamation of the Sacred3:00 PM - (May 3) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittisaro; Yong Oh; Dawn Mauricio (assistant); Gullu Singh (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

20Apr(Apr 20)3:00 PM24(Apr 24)11:30 AMConnection, Compassion, and Courage in the midst of the Global Pandemic: An Online Retreat -- online only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (24) Online Teacher(s): Erin Treat, DaRa Williams, Yong Oh No prerequisiteOpen

27Apr01MayCentering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others -- online only3:00 PM - (May 1) 11:30 AM Online Teacher(s): James Baraz; Sharda Rogell No prerequisiteOpen

May 2020

04May(May 4)3:00 PM10(May 10)11:30 AMNatural Awareness -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (10) Online Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Wes Nisker; Victoria Cary (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

04May(May 4)3:00 PM10(May 10)11:30 AMEquanimity Retreat -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (10) Online Teacher(s): Tempel Smith; Sharda Rogell; Anthony 'T' Maes (qigong); bruni dávila (assistant); Shelly Graf (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

11May(May 11)3:00 PM19(May 19)11:30 AMSpring Insight Meditation Retreat -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (19) Online Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Brian Lesage; Jin-Hua Dana Jiang (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

20May(May 20)3:00 PM27(May 27)11:30 AMThe Magic of Awareness -- Online Only3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (27) Online Teacher(s): James Baraz; Anam Thubten; Trudy Goodman; Jill White Lindsay (yoga) No prerequisiteOpen

28May(May 28)3:00 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:30 AMSettling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness -- Online OnlyA Retreat for Experienced Practitioners(May 28) 3:00 PM - (June 4) 11:30 AM Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; TBD PrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

28May(May 28)3:00 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:30 AMThe Nine Bodies of Consciousness -- Online OnlyA Practical Map for Insight Practitioners(May 28) 3:00 PM - (June 4) 11:30 AM Online Teacher(s): Dana DePalma; Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tuere Sala No prerequisiteOpen

June 2020

05Jun(Jun 5)3:00 PM10(Jun 10)11:30 AMTherīgāthā ~ Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta; Venerable Dhammadipa; Marci Moberg (movement) CommuterNo prerequisiteWait list

11Jun(Jun 11)3:00 PM21(Jun 21)11:30 AMAwareness and Wisdom: An Insight Retreat in the Style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya (Lottery)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (21) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Alexis Santos; Andrea Fella; Carol Wilson; Mark Nunberg; Franz Moeckl (movement); Neesha Patel (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteWait list

22Jun(Jun 22)3:00 PM28(Jun 28)11:30 AMMindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Alex Haley; Jill Satterfield (mindful movement); Carol Cano (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteWait list

29Jun(Jun 29)3:00 PM05Jul(Jul 5)11:30 AMCultivating the Wisdom of the Heart: Finding Freedom in Love & Compassion (LOTTERY)Annual People of Color (POC) Retreat(June 29) 3:00 PM - (July 5) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander; Carol Cano; Jozen Gibson; Pawan Bareja; Margarita Loinaz; Jonathan Relucio (mindful movement) No prerequisiteOpen

July 2020

07Jul(Jul 7)3:00 PM17(Jul 17)11:30 AMJuly Metta Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tempel Smith; John Martin; Bonnie Duran; Devin Berry; Pawan Bareja; Marcy Reynolds (Qigong); Jeff Haozous (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteWait list

17Jul(Jul 17)3:00 PM26(Jul 26)11:30 AMJuly Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kamala Masters; Joseph Goldstein; Pascal Auclair; Tuere Sala; Rachel Lewis (assistant); Andrea Castillo (assistant) No prerequisiteOpen

29Jul(Jul 29)10:00 AM02Aug(Aug 2)1:00 PM2020 Family Retreat LOTTERY(July 29) 10:00 AM - (August 2) 1:00 PM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Ofosu Jones-Quartey; Abhayagiri Monastic - Tan Pesalo; TBD No prerequisite

August 2020

03Aug(Aug 3)3:00 PM09(Aug 9)11:30 AMInsight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Pam Dunn; La Sarmiento; Enrique Collazo No prerequisiteOpens soon

10Aug(Aug 10)3:00 PM19(Aug 19)11:30 AMConcentration Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (19) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tempel Smith; Beth Sternlieb; Nikki Mirghafori; Marcy Reynolds (qigong) PrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpens soon

19Aug(Aug 19)3:00 PM28(Aug 28)11:30 AMExploring The Essential Factors of Awakening3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Howard Cohn, MA; Bonnie Duran No prerequisiteOpens soon

28Aug(Aug 28)2:30 PM30(Aug 30)5:00 PMAbhayagiri Teen Retreat 2020A Dana (By Donation) Teen Retreat2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (30) Abhayagiri Monastery Teacher(s): Ajahn Karunadhammo; Ajahn Nyaniko; Forest Fein No prerequisite

29Aug(Aug 29)3:00 PM03Sep(Sep 3)11:30 AMSeptember Insight Meditation Retreat(August 29) 3:00 PM - (September 3) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Sharda Rogell; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) No prerequisite

September 2020

04Sep(Sep 4)3:00 PM07(Sep 7)11:30 AMAn Invitation to Mindfulness3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (7) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): JoAnna Hardy; Erin Treat; Anthony T Maes (qigong) No prerequisite

14Sep(Sep 14)3:00 PM20(Sep 20)11:30 AMRelational Dharma: Waking Up Together3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (20) Upper Walking Hall Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; Bart van Melik No prerequisite

14Sep(Sep 14)3:00 PM20(Sep 20)11:30 AMFinding Freedom in the Body3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mary Grace Orr, MA; Bob Stahl, PhD; Christiane Wolf, PhD, MD; Marcy Reynolds (Qigong) No prerequisite

21Sep(Sep 21)3:00 PM27(Sep 27)11:30 AMNo Part Left OutA Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss; Amana Brembry Johnson; Carol Cano; Kate Johnson No prerequisite

October 2020

02Oct(Oct 2)3:00 PM11(Oct 11)11:30 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (11) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; TBD No prerequisite

20Oct(Oct 20)3:00 PM27(Oct 27)11:30 AMMoving Into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Dharma3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Kate Johnson; Janice Gates (yoga) No prerequisite

November 2020

02Nov(Nov 2)3:00 PM08(Nov 8)11:30 AMDeepening into the Heart of Love and Freedom3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (8) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Arinna Weisman; Lama Rod Owens; Noliwe Alexander; Katy Wiss No prerequisite

09Nov(Nov 9)3:00 PM15(Nov 15)11:30 AMFinding True Refuge During Uncertain Times3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (15) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Kate Munding; Chas DiCapua; Dawn Scott (assistant); Jozen Gibson (assistant) No prerequisite

16Nov(Nov 16)3:00 PM19(Nov 19)11:30 AMHeart of Awareness3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (19) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): John Martin; Dawn Scott; Jaya Rudgard; Jashoda Edmonds (yoga) No prerequisite

20Nov(Nov 20)3:00 PM29(Nov 29)11:30 AMNovember Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Wes Nisker; Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey; Terry Vandiver (yoga) No prerequisite

30Nov(Nov 30)3:00 PM06Dec(Dec 6)11:30 AMNatural Radiance: The Freedom of Awareness(November 30) 3:00 PM - (December 6) 11:30 AM Upper Walking Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; TBD No prerequisite

30Nov(Nov 30)3:00 PM06Dec(Dec 6)11:30 AMMaranasati Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life(November 30) 3:00 PM - (December 6) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Nikki Mirghafori, PhD; Victoria Cary; Hakim Tafari (mindful movement) PrerequisiteNo prerequisite

December 2020

07Dec(Dec 7)3:00 PM13(Dec 13)11:30 AMIn The Presence of Love: a Metta, Mindfulness and Qigong Retreat3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (13) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dana DePalma; Vinny Ferraro; Teja Bell (qigong) No prerequisite

14Dec(Dec 14)3:00 PM17(Dec 17)11:30 AMMindfulness for Beginners3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; TBD No prerequisite

18Dec(Dec 18)3:00 PM23(Dec 23)11:30 AMWinter Solstice Insight Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light3:00 PM - 11:30 AM (23) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; TBD No prerequisite

27Dec01JanNew Year's Teen Retreat (LOTTERY)(December 27) 3:00 PM - (January 1) 11:30 AM St. Columba Retreat Center Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; TBD No prerequisite

27Dec(Dec 27)3:00 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:30 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)(December 27) 3:00 PM - (January 3) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Pamela Weiss; DaRa Williams; Tuere Sala; Devon Hase (mindful movement); Nolitha Tsengiwe (assistant) No prerequisite

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