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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    • Preparing for Your Retreat
    • Retreat FAQ

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    July 2021

    Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP7)Program Dates: April 2022 - May 2024; Applications due August 15, 2021Year Around Event (2021) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tempel Smith; Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH; Kaira Jewel Lingo; Gullu Singh; and John Martin; along with other senior vipassana teachers On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    August 2021

    14Aug(Aug 14)3:00 PM31(Aug 31)11:00 AMConcentration and AwarenessA Retreat for Experienced Students3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (31) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Guy Armstrong; Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Sally Armstrong; Dawn Scott; Ying Chen (assistant) Sold OutOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisite

    September 2021

    03Sep(Sep 3)3:00 PM06(Sep 6)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation Retreat3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (yoga) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    09Sep(Sep 9)3:00 PM12(Sep 12)11:00 AMRetreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and HealingOpen to All: Indigenous people from around the world and allies3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran; Jeff Haozous; Elvina Charley (assistant) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    13Sep(Sep 13)3:00 PM20(Sep 20)11:00 AMDays of Awe: Discovering Our Humanity3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Howard Cohn, MA; Victoria Cary; Hakim Tafari (qigong) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    21Sep(Sep 21)3:00 PM25(Sep 25)11:00 AMFinding True RefugeA Retreat for LGBT*QI2 and GNC Communities3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (25) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): John Martin; JD Doyle, MA; Leslie Booker On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    26Sep(Sep 26)3:00 PM02Oct(Oct 2)11:00 AMFall Insight Meditation Retreat(September 26) 3:00 PM - (October 2) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tuere Sala; Dawn Scott; Matthew Brensilver, PhD Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisite

    October 2021

    08Oct(Oct 8)3:00 PM12(Oct 12)11:00 AMThe Body as Nature, Nature in the BodyDharma and Our Connection to the Earth3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Vance Pryor; bruni dávila On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    13Oct(Oct 13)3:00 PM17(Oct 17)11:00 AMGrounded and Spacious: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    20Oct(Oct 20)3:00 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMNatural RadianceThe Freedom of Awareness3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Leslie Booker; Howard Cohn, MA On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    November 2021

    03Nov(Nov 3)3:00 PM10(Nov 10)11:00 AMSettling, Seeing, and Luminous Awareness3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Devon Hase On-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    12Nov(Nov 12)3:00 PM17(Nov 17)11:00 AMMindfulness and Heartfulness for Insight and Liberation3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey; Jean Esther On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    29Nov(Nov 29)3:00 PM05Dec(Dec 5)11:00 AMConcentration and InsightStrengthening the Foundations of Practice(November 29) 3:00 PM - (December 5) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Susie Harrington; Dawn Scott; Jessica Morey; Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; Marjolein Janssen (trainee) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    December 2021

    06Dec(Dec 6)3:00 PM11(Dec 11)11:00 AMMetta & QigongIn the Presence of Love3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (11) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Bonnie Duran; Teja Bell On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    18Dec(Dec 18)3:00 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMWinter Solstice RetreatEmbracing the Dark, Inviting the Light3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Heather Sundberg; Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; Dawn Scott On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    27Dec(Dec 27)3:00 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat -- APPLICATION(December 27) 3:00 PM - (January 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Pamela Weiss; Tuere Sala; Dawn Scott; Solwazi Johnson On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    January 2022

    29Jan(Jan 29)3:00 PM26Feb(Feb 26)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2022(January 29) 3:00 PM - (February 26) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Dawn Scott; Tempel Smith; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle, MA; Francisco Gable (assistant); Mei Elliot (assistant); Martha Link (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    29Jan(Jan 29)3:00 PM26Mar(Mar 26)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 2022(January 29) 3:00 PM - (March 26) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): February: James Baraz; Dawn Scott; Tempel Smith; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle, MA; Francisco Gable (assistant); Mei Elliot (assistant); Martha Link (movement): March: Andrea Fella; Bhante Buddharakkhita; Winnie Nazarko; Greg Scharf; Anushka Fernandopulle; Diana Clark (assistant); Lissa Edmond, APN-C (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    February 2022

    26Feb3:00 PM26Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2022(February 26) 3:00 PM - (March 26) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella; Bhante Buddharakkhita; Winnie Nazarko; Greg Scharf; Anushka Fernandopulle; Diana Clark (assistant); Lissa Edmond, APN-C (movement) Accepting ApplicationsOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

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