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Spirit Rock Daylong for POC: A Fierce Heart

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

Teacher(s): Spring Washam

Date:Sunday, December 3, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Community Meditation Hall 

Cost:Sliding Scale $40 - $100. Please bring your lunch. Code SW2D17.

Register: OPEN-Register Here


Please join Spring Washam to celebrate the release of her new book, A Fierce Heart 

Finding strength, courage, and wisdom in any moment is the theme of this special day. We invite all self-identified people of color to gather for a daylong of inspiration, community, love, and renewal. On our spiritual path, we balance the two great wings of awakening — wisdom, and compassion. Perfect wisdom gives rise to perfect compassion. In this daylong, we will explore wisdom, compassion, strength, and courage. Learning to meet the inner and outer challenges of life with an open heart takes a fierceness that we can develop and cultivate through practice. This daylong retreat will include periods of meditation, teachings on the theme of the day, and group discussion. There will be a practical emphasis on how we apply and live these powerful teachings in our everyday lives. This is an excellent daylong for those new to practice as well as for experienced practitioners. This is a special daylong you don’t want to miss! 

A book signing will follow. 

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $20.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Earlier Event: November 28
Book Signing! San Francisco
Later Event: December 9
Official Book Launch Party at EBMC!