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.

    • The Practice of Retreat
    • Preparing for Your Retreat
    • Retreat FAQ

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    January 2022

    23Jan(Jan 23)2:30 PM28(Jan 28)11:00 AMCultivating Wisdom and Insight2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Brian Lesage; Dawn Scott; Vance Pryor Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    29Jan(Jan 29)2:30 PM26Feb(Feb 26)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 20222:30 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) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    29Jan(Jan 29)2:30 PM26Mar(Mar 26)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 20222:30 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) Amy Wang (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    February 2022

    26Feb2:30 PM26Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2022(February 26) 2:30 PM - (March 26) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella; Bhante Buddharakkhita; Winnie Nazarko; Greg Scharf; Anushka Fernandopulle; Diana Clark (assistant); Amy Wang (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

    March 2022

    27Mar(Mar 27)2:30 PM30(Mar 30)11:00 AMLiving with Awareness: Foundations of Insight MeditationLottery now closed. You may join the waitlist.2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Diana Winston; Carol Cano; Rolf Gates (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    April 2022

    02Apr(Apr 2)2:30 PM09(Apr 9)11:00 AMSteadying the Heart: Refuge through the Four Sublime States2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer, SEP; bruni dávila; Keri Pederson; Anthony Maes (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    10Apr(Apr 10)2:30 PM14(Apr 14)11:00 AMThe Women Gather: Finding Refuge in Collective Healing Wisdom - A Retreat for Self-identified Black Women of the African DiasporaRegistration now open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Amana Brembry Johnson; Konda Mason; Victoria Cary; Richelle Evelyn Donigan (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    15Apr(Apr 15)2:30 PM20(Apr 20)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Gil Fronsdal; Amana Brembry Johnson; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Tuere Sala Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    21Apr(Apr 21)2:30 PM29(Apr 29)11:00 AMExploring Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Guy Armstrong; Sally Armstrong; Phillip Moffitt; Dawn Scott Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen

    May 2022

    07May(May 7)2:30 PM13(May 13)11:00 AMSeeing the Path Clearly: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception (Vipallasa)Registration opens on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - A Retreat with Monastic Nuns2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (13) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    14May(May 14)2:30 PM21(May 21)11:00 AMSpring Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (21) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Cara Lai; Brian Lesage Accepting ApplicationsOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    22May(May 22)2:30 PM26(May 26)11:00 AMFinding Refuge, Finding Home: A Retreat in NatureRegistration opens January 19, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Susie Harrington On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    June 2022

    11Jun(Jun 11)2:30 PM18(Jun 18)11:00 AMNine Bodies Insight Retreat: Exploring Capacities of ConsciousnessRegistration opens February 10, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (18) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dana DePalma; Phillip Moffitt; Tuere Sala On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    19Jun(Jun 19)2:30 PM26(Jun 26)11:00 AMCultivating Awareness and WisdomRegistration opens February 15, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Andrea Fella; Carol Wilson; Alexis Santos; Mark Nunberg; Neesha Patel; Leinchi Tran (teacher-in-training) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

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