• Casita Supporting Rate – $980.00
  • Casita Actual Rate – $875.00
  • Casita Base Rate – $770.00
  • Yurt Supporting Rate – $980.00
  • Yurt Actual Rate – $875.00
  • Yurt Base Rate – $770.00
  • Tent Cabin Supporting Rate – $840.00
  • Tent Cabin Actual Rate – $735.00
  • Tent Cabin Base Rate – $630.00

Date & Time Details: Check-in: 3:00-5:00 for those driving and upon arrival for those taking the shuttle. Closing: Mid-morning on the last day of the retreat.

PRICE: We offer a sliding scale structure. The price for this retreat ranges from $630--$980 (not including dana). (Learn more)

DANA: This is a dana based retreat. (Learn more)

SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle Service is available for this retreat. (Learn more)

NOBLE SILENCE: This retreat will be held in noble silence. (Learn more)


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Wisdom and Compassion for our Time

With JoAnna Hardy and Matthew Brensilver, PhD

June 1 - 8, 2019

As our capacity for wisdom and compassion deepen, our ability to bring about real and transformative change both internally and externally increases. During this weeklong mostly silent retreat we will practice with the classic Mindfulness practices for developing clear seeing, wisdom and compassion. With greater clarity we are better able to understand our internal processes as well as key issues of our time, and how to address them with greater awareness and balance of mind.

The course, open to all, will be held in the context of silence, with a few structured intentional dialogue exercises towards the end of the retreat. The format each day will include alternate periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, outdoor time and Dharma talks given by the teachers.


JoAnna Hardy
JoAnna has been exploring and practicing multiple traditions since 1999. In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation. Helping communities and individuals that don’t typically have access to traditional dharma settings, social/racial justice, and building multicultural community is top on her list of priorities. She is an empowered teacher in the Spirit Rock, IMS lineage. For more information, visit
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Matthew Brensilver, PhD
Matthew Brensilver, PhD, offers retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. For more than a decade, he taught for Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.  He continues to teach at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. He spent years doing research on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science.
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