Meditation Retreats USA

Meditation Retreats USA: California

Spirit Rock Meditation Centre, Woodacre, West Marin

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The practice of mindfulness awareness or Insight Meditation is at the heart of the Buddhist based meditation centre set in the hills not far from the suburbs of San Francisco.  Most retreats are silent and the Centre teaches and educates so that people may integrate wisdom and compassion in all aspects of their lives for the benefit of all beings.  The centre was established at Woodacre in 1988 but the retreat centre was opened 10 years later.  Their retreats range from as long as 2 months to as little as 2 nights.  Prices range from $9,860 for their 56 night retreat on their highest sliding scale down to $4,930 for those on the lowest incomes plus a contribution to the teacher. 

Founded by famous author and spiritual guru, Jack Kornfield in 1987, the Spirit Rock Meditation Centre offers the atmosphere of silence with walks in nature supported by systematic Buddhist teachings in the ways of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation. Throughout its history it has attracted some of the greatest spiritual minds in the world including the Dalai Lama, Rama Dass and Thich Nat Han.  

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