Spirit Rock

Woodacre
United States

People visit the Spirit Rock Meditation Center for many reasons, but mainly for a yearning to create a more easeful relationship with life and the Devine. The centre is found in the secluded hills of West Marin County, California. They acknowledge that they reside on unceded Coast Miwok territory, in an area known as Graton Ranchería.They offer programs and teachings based on the ancient practice of Buddhism for all levels of students. This includes vipassana meditation practices.

Tradition & Practice
Buddhism
Kind of Place
Center

the Path

The path of this Place is Vipassana. Learn more about Vipassana by clicking on the field to the right.

the Practice

In Woodacre, California the Spirit Rock Meditation Center offers programs that encompass the the teachings and practices of Buddhism, Insight Meditation (Vipassana), and loving-kindness Meditation (Metta). They offer a variety of programs to fit anyone's schedule, needs and meditation experience — from two-hour, drop-in classes and daylong events to silent residential retreats lasting from three-days to two months and advanced practitioner programs spanning a year or more. They also offer classes online. With some exceptions, all programs are suitable for beginners and experienced students alike.

the Organization

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the Place

Set among 411 acres of serene oak woodlands in the secluded hills of West Marin County, California, Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a refuge from everyday life where it's truly possible to quiet the mind, soften the heart and see life in a new way, following the teachings of Buddhism and practices of meditation. The center acknowledges that they reside on unceded Coast Miwok territory, in an area known as Graton Ranchería. They name the history of this place as a gesture of respect and reparation toward the Indigenous residents of the colonized land they now call home.

the Lineage and History

Details

spiritrock.orgsrmc@spiritrock.org+1 (415) 488 0164
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre
94973
United States
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Spirit Rock

Woodacre
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United States

People visit the Spirit Rock Meditation Center for many reasons, but mainly for a yearning to create a more easeful relationship with life and the Devine. The centre is found in the secluded hills of West Marin County, California. They acknowledge that they reside on unceded Coast Miwok territory, in an area known as Graton Ranchería.They offer programs and teachings based on the ancient practice of Buddhism for all levels of students. This includes vipassana meditation practices.

Tradition & Practice
Buddhism
Vipassana
Kind of Place
Center