"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

Upcoming Residential Retreats with Space Available

Periodically attending a meditation retreat is the best way to deepen and renew your practice. All of our retreats are silent with a few exceptions. Review the specific retreat descriptions for more details. Most Spirit Rock retreats are held in our upper Retreat Hall unless otherwise indicated. The following retreats are open for registration and still have limited spaces available.


Transforming the Judgmental Mind @ Angela Center, Santa Rosa (268R17)
Prerequisite: One retreat (at least a weekend; residential or non-residential) in mindfulness practice.
Donald Rothberg
May 29 - June 4


Aging, Dying, and Awakening (age 55 & above) (272R17)
Prerequisite: At least one weeklong silent insight meditation retreat; and age 55 and above.
Anna Douglas, Kamala Masters, Eugene Cash
June 5 - 11 (Scholarship funding is still available)


Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults {age 18 - 32 years} (288R17)
Tempel Smith, Dori Langevin, Sara Schedler, la Sarmiento, Erin Selover (movement)
August 7 - 13

Work Retreatant Opportunities

Spirit Rock offers Work Retreatant positions as an opportunity to explore integrated practice, where retreat life and the work of everyday life come together. In exchange for retreat fees, Work Retreatants serve approximately five non-consecutive hours per day in either the kitchen or housekeeping department. Below is a list of retreats with Work Retreatant positions available. For more details about applying, visit our Work Retreatant Information page.

Available Work Retreatant Positions:

272R17 - Aging, Dying, & Awakening -- Kitchen or Housekeeping
273R17 - Natural Liberation -- Kitchen or Housekeeping
284R17 - Insight as a Path to Freedom -- Kitchen only

See the full residential retreats calendar >

For general information, visit our Retreat FAQs section.

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