with Nina Wise and Wes Nisker
Monday, September 18, 3:00pm through 
Sunday, September 24, 11:30am
Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA

During this silent retreat we will study and practice together the art and discipline of mindfulness meditation. As we do our meditation practice we will draw on the radical new understandings of contemporary science, history, and culture, helping to support and amplify the teachings of the Buddha. We will also practice gentle yoga as we explore the path to freedom through the body. 

The retreat will make creative use of classic Buddhist meditation techniques: to explore the evolutionary origin of our body and emotions; practice traditional Buddhist reflections on death and dying; examine our nature "as" nature; and through movement, ground our awareness in the body. All the while, we will examine the tricky delusions of mind and the mystery of consciousness itself. In the process we expect to find relief from our personal drama and a new sense of delight and meaning in our embodied lives. 

The retreat will also include poetry, chanting and a little "crazy wisdom." 

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $35 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early. 

$1475–$670 sliding scale for this weeklong, residential retreat
Registration opens on 5/17/2017


A longtime student of mindfulness and non-dual spiritual practices, Nina teaches meditation and offers wisdom teachings. Her guidance, rather than following any doctrine, emerges from her direct experience of insight. 

For those who have known and watched Nina over the years, we are astonished every time she presents. She is not performing; she is not rehearsed. She witnesses and mirrors the sacred, the fabulous and the humane in real time.
— Paul Hawken