Building for the Present, Envisioning the Future
Nearly 25 years have passed since a generous donation allowed our founders to purchase the 412 acres that became Spirit Rock. This remarkable parcel of land was acquired from the Nature Conservancy, which in turn used the proceeds to preserve rainforests in the Amazon basin. Spirit Rock has earned an international reputation as a leading center for Dharma in the West. Buoyed by neuroscience research supporting the positive effects of timeless mindfulness meditation practices, Spirit Rock is at the root of this mindfulness movement.
More and more people are coming to Spirit Rock for these foundational teachings and practices. We have now outgrown our physical capacity to serve our community and can no longer operate out of our old temporary buildings. The campus will be built in several phases for cost savings and to minimize disruption to ongoing activities.
New facilities will replace all the temporary trailers.
The Community Meditation Hall will be a spacious bright environment for day and evening programs with two additional classrooms for smaller group activities and three interview rooms.
It will open up new possibilities for advanced study, dedicated family programming, teacher training, introductory and specialized classes for new and experienced students, and intensive multi-year trainings.
The Teacher and Staff Village built over two phases, the Village will provide efficient green living spaces centered around a commons building for retreat and resident teachers and key on-site support staff.
The Gateway and Administrative Building will serve as a welcome center for visitor services, retreat reception and administrative support. These offices will bring staff together for greater efficiency and a healthier work environment.
For more information and detailed building plans, visit spiritrock.org/capital_campaign