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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    June 2022

    01JunAll 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

    27Jun(Jun 27)2:30 PM03Jul(Jul 3)11:00 AMReturning to Wholeness: Finding Refuge in the Buddhadhamma - A Retreat for SELF-IDENTIFIED BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR2:30 PM - (July 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Amana Brembry Johnson; Carol Cano; bruni dávila; joshua bee alafia (assistant); Kabir Hypolite (assistant); Jonathan Relucio (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    July 2022

    05Jul(Jul 5)2:30 PM15(Jul 15)11:00 AMLovingkindness Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (15) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tempel Smith; Anushka Fernandopulle; Sally Armstrong; Bonnie Duran; Vance Pryor; Marcy Reynolds (qigong), Kristina Bare Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    15Jul(Jul 15)2:30 PM24(Jul 24)11:00 AMJuly Insight Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (24) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Joseph Goldstein; Kamala Masters; DaRa Williams; nakawe cuebas berrios; Walt Opie; Neesha Patel; Ines Freedman Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    27Jul(Jul 27)10:00 AM31(Jul 31)11:00 AMThe Family Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Wait list10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (31) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Ofosu Jones-Quartey; Ajahn Pesalo, Diana Winston, Louije Kim (assistant) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    August 2022

    01Aug2:30 PM06(Aug 6)11:00 AMYoung Adult Insight Meditation Retreat - A Retreat for Young Adults Ages 18-32 years2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (6) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Matthew Brensilver, Cara Lai, Hakim Tafari (Chi Gung), Pam Dunn (Guest Teacher) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    07Aug(Aug 7)2:30 PM13(Aug 13)11:00 AMThe Elements: Cultivating an Embodied Experience of Emptiness and Fullness2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (13) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Dana DePalma; Alex Haley; Vance Pryor, Rachel Lanzerotti (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    14Aug(Aug 14)2:30 PM24(Aug 24)11:00 AMCultivating ConcentrationRegistration now 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 KindnessRegistration now open; Spaces still available!2:30 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 Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Closed; Join the Waitlist(August 31) 2:30 PM - (September 5) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    September 2022

    12Sep(Sep 12)2:30 PM16(Sep 16)11:00 AMMindfulness for Everyone: The Basics and BeyondRegistration now open; Spaces still available!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Carol Cano, MA; Alex Haley On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    17Sep(Sep 17)2:30 PM22(Sep 22)11:00 AMRest, Renewal and Regeneration: A Women's Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Selover; Erin Treat; Kate Johnson, Victoria Cary 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 LGBT/Gender Non-Conforming CommunityRegistration now open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (28) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Arinna Weisman; Noliwe Alexander; Jozen Tamori Gibson 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 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 Waitlist2:30 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 MeditationRegistration opens June 15, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    21Oct(Oct 21)2:30 PM27(Oct 27)11:00 AMConcentration and InsightRegistration Now Open2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn; Victoria Cary, Louije Kim On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    28Oct(Oct 28)2:30 PM03Nov(Nov 3)11:00 AMAwake in the Wild: Cultivating Awareness, Wisdom, Wonder in NatureRegistration opens June 29, 2022(October 28) 2:30 PM - (November 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Susie Harrington; Victoria Cary; Kaira Jewel Lingo On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    November 2022

    04Nov(Nov 4)2:30 PM10(Nov 10)11:00 AMOpening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Now Open June 22, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Treat; DaRa Williams; Yong Oh; Jozen Gibson Accepting ApplicationsOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

    18Nov(Nov 18)2:30 PM26(Nov 26)11:00 AMJourney into Refuge, Presence, and Love -- LotteryLottery Applications Open on July 6, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (26) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Thanissara; Kittasaro; Dawn Mauricio; Gullu Singh, JD; Djuna Devereaux On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    27Nov(Nov 27)2:30 PM02Dec(Dec 2)11:00 AMThe Heart of AwarenessRegistration opens July 27, 2022(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 prerequisiteOpens soon

    December 2022

    03Dec(Dec 3)2:30 PM09(Dec 9)11:00 AMBefriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)Registration opens August 4, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori; Sayadaw U Jagara; Jeanne Corrigal On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    10Dec(Dec 10)2:30 PM16(Dec 16)11:00 AMEarth, Awareness, and Being -- LotteryLottery Applications Open on July 27, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Carol Cano; Noliwe Alexander; Ayya Anandabodhi; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Jonathan Relucio (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    17Dec(Dec 17)2:30 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the LightRegistration opens August 17, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer; Carol Cano On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    27Dec(Dec 27)2:30 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat -- LotteryLottery Applications Open on August 11, 2022(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) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

    January 2023

    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 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 open Wednesday, July 13, 2022(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 On-landPrerequisiteOpens soon

    28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Mar(Mar 25)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications open Wednesday, July 13, 2022(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; March Retreat: Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle; Tempel Smith; Lissa Edmond On-landPrerequisiteOpens soon

    February 2023

    25Feb2:30 PM25Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023Lottery Applications open Wednesday, July 13, 2022(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; Lissa Edmond On-landPrerequisiteOpens soon

    March 2023

    28Mar01AprConvergence of InsightRegistration 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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