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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    November 2022

    01NovAll Day03DecLiberation through Emptiness and Awareness Practices (LEAP)Open Application Period Now Closed; Applications Still Accepted for Wait List(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 Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    27Nov(Nov 27)2:30 PM02Dec(Dec 2)11:00 AMThe Heart of AwarenessRETREAT NOW IN SESSION(November 27) 2:30 PM - (December 2) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): John Martin; Anushka Fernandopulle; Tara Mulay; Hakim Tafari (movement), Francisco Morillo Gable (guest trainee) CommuterSold OutOn-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)2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori; Sayadaw U Jagara; Beth Sternlieb; Kodo Conlin (guest trainee) CommuterJoin Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    10Dec(Dec 10)2:30 PM16(Dec 16)11:00 AMEarth, Awareness, and Being Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Carol Cano; Noliwe Alexander; Ayya Anandabodhi; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Kimber Simpkins-Nuccio (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    17Dec(Dec 17)2:30 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the LightJoin Waitlist for Residential Spot. Spaces still available for Online Retreat!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Teacher(s): ON LAND: Oren Jay Sofer; Carol Cano; Devon Hase; Nico Hase (movement) ONLINE: Heather Sundberg On-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

    27Dec(Dec 27)2:30 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - (January 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Tuere Sala; Devon Hase; Dawn Scott; Hakim Tafari (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    January 2023

    04Jan(Jan 4)2:30 PM09(Jan 9)11:00 AMWinter Insight Meditation RetreatRetreat Commuter Spaces Available; Join Waitlist for Residential spot2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA, Erin Treat, bruni dávila and Hakim Tafari (movement) CommuterOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    10Jan(Jan 10)2:30 PM17(Jan 17)11:00 AMMetta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart2:30 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 Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    18Jan(Jan 18)2:30 PM22(Jan 22)11:00 AMCultivating Wisdom and Insight2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Brian Lesage; Neesha Patel; bruni davila On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    23Jan(Jan 23)2:30 PM27(Jan 27)11:00 AMThe Four Elements RetreatRetreat Commuter Spaces Available; Join Waitlist for Residential spot2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Bonnie Duran; Anushka Fernandopulle; Antonia Fokken (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Feb(Feb 25)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(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) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Mar(Mar 25)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(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); Mark Wax (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    February 2023

    25Feb2:30 PM25Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(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); Mark Wax (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    March 2023

    28Mar01AprThe Convergence of Insight and Love(March 28) 2:30 PM - (April 1) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Vance Pryor; Roxanne Dault On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    April 2023

    02Apr(Apr 2)2:30 PM07(Apr 7)11:00 AMYoga and Meditation: Embodying the Brahmavihāras2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (7) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates; Djuna Devereaux On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    08Apr(Apr 8)2:30 PM14(Apr 14)11:00 AMDeep and Clear: The Art of Samatha-VipassanāRegistration opens December 14 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn, MA; Victoria Cary; Louije Kim On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    30Apr(Apr 30)2:30 PM07May(May 7)11:00 AMMagic of AwarenessRegistration opens December 28 2022(April 30) 2:30 PM - (May 7) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Anam Thubten; Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD; Jill White Lindsay (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    May 2023

    08May(May 8)2:30 PM14(May 14)11:00 AMSpring Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens December 20, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala; Brian Lesage On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    24May(May 24)2:30 PM29(May 29)11:00 AMWhere Wisdom and Compassion MeetRegistration opens January 24, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    30May(May 30)2:30 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:00 AMAwake in the WildRegistration opens January 30, 2022(May 30) 2:30 PM - (June 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Victoria Cary; Devon Hase On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    June 2023

    05Jun(Jun 5)2:30 PM10(Jun 10)11:00 AMRetreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and Healing - LOTTERYApplications Open on January 27, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH; Carol Cano, MA On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    11Jun(Jun 11)2:30 PM18(Jun 18)11:00 AMNine BodiesRegistration opens xxxx2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (18) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dana DePalma, MA MFT; Phillip Moffitt; Tuere Sala On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    19Jun(Jun 19)2:30 PM25(Jun 25)11:00 AMMindfulness for EveryoneRegistration opens February 21, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (25) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Carol Cano, MA; Alex Haley; Gullu Singh, JD On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    26Jun(Jun 26)2:30 PM03Jul(Jul 3)11:00 AMThe Fire Within: Detangling the Obstacles Towards Freedom - LOTTERYApplications Open on February 7, 2023 - OPEN TO ALL SELF-IDENTIFIED BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR(June 26) 2:30 PM - (July 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander; bruni dávila; Leslie Booker On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    July 2023

    31Jul(Jul 31)2:30 PM06Aug(Aug 6)11:00 AMYoung Adult Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens March 28, 2023(July 31) 2:30 PM - (August 6) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    August 2023

    06Aug(Aug 6)2:30 PM12(Aug 12)11:00 AMThe Elements: Cultivating an Embodied Experience of Emptiness and FullnessRegistration opens April 4, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Dana DePalma, MA MFT On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    30Aug(Aug 30)2:30 PM04Sep(Sep 4)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens April 26 2023(August 30) 2:30 PM - (September 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    September 2023

    16Sep(Sep 16)2:30 PM22(Sep 22)11:00 AMRest, Renewal, and Joyful Rigor: A Women's Meditation RetreatRegistration opens May 17, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Selover, MS; Kate Johnson, MA; Erin Treat; Syra Smith (Guest Trainee) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    23Sep(Sep 23)2:30 PM30(Sep 30)11:00 AMSteadying the Heart: Refuge through the Four Sublime StatesRegistration opens May 24, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer; Cara Lai; Jessica Morey; Yong Oh On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

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