Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Led by a Teacher Council

Teacher/s Name/s: 

Jack Kornfield and other Guiding teachers

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)
Residential retreats (longer than 1 day)
Sutta study or other Buddhist study
Secular mindfulness classes
Workshops/lectures
Online Dharma or meditation courses
Teacher/mentor training
Buddhist chaplaincy services/training
People of Color programs/groups
LGBTQ programs/groups
Young Adult programs (approx age 20-35)
Family programs
Web-based resources (MP3s, readings, etc)

Sangha Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

1 (415) 488-0164

Sangha Description: 

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the vipassana tradition. The practice of mindful awareness, called Insight Meditation, is at the heart of all the activities at Spirit Rock. We provide silent meditation retreats, as well as classes, trainings, and Dharma study opportunities for new and experienced students from diverse backgrounds with a willingness to develop their own practice.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a spiritual education and training institution whose purpose is to:

  • Bring people to a depth of realization of the Buddha's path of liberation through direct experience.
  • Provide the community of practitioners with inspiration and teachings to integrate and manifest wisdom and compassion in all aspects of their lives, for the benefit of all beings.