We are thrilled you are interested in an extended retreat with us!
To make the application process go smoothly and quickly, we recommend that you gather the necessary information to fill out the application prior to sitting down and filling it out.
You will need to provide things like: a digital photo of yourself (headshot), a list of your retreat experience (teachers, # of nights for each, style of retreat [metta, concentration, where applicable], location & year), emergency contact information, and therapist name & contact, if applicable. Applications with incomplete or insufficient retreat information will be rejected.
This application may take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete depending upon your situation and your preparation.
Important Things to Know:
Submit only ONE application (per person).
Applicants must meet the prerequisite BEFORE applying.
You will be asked to upload a digital photo with this application.
Priority is offered to those practicing Vipassana (Insight Meditation). This is
an opportunity for a self-retreat.
A limited number of spaces are reserved for Young Adults (age 18-32 yrs) and People of Color.
Priority is offered to those who can share a 2-person room accommodation.
A limited number of scholarships are available. If you require scholarship funding, please indicate your need in the appropriate section of this application.
Prerequisite for Extended Retreats:
BEFORE applying for the February or March 1-Month retreat, you must have completed at least 15 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of two (2) silent retreats of five (5) nights or longer.
BEFORE applying for the Feb/Mar 2-Month retreat, you must have completed at least 21 nights of silent residential retreat time. This retreat time must include a minimum of three (3) silent retreats of five (5) nights or longer.
All of these retreats must have been led by Spirit Rock, IMS, or IRC teachers, or other recognized Insight Meditation teachers. For your retreats to qualify, these previous retreats must be silent retreats and have a similar format to this retreat, with instructions, practices, and talks focused on Insight Meditation.