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 Community Events for 2024

Weaving Liberation for self and Liberation for the Whole 

Dharma + Nonviolent Global Liberation Intro Course  

ONLINE with Erin Selover

Date TBD





This course will be an integration of the teachings of Buddhism and Nonviolent Global Liberation, NGL. Each class will include a meditation practice followed by an interactive learning session with teachings interspersed with question and answer periods. 


The Dharma teachings will focus on 

  • practices to stay grounded in the body

  • cultivating presence

  • cultivating lovingkindness and compassion

  • increasing capacity to not identify with experience in order to increase presence and clarity 


The NGL content will focus on shifting patterns from 

  • either/or thinking to integration

  • powerlessness to restoring full choice

  • separation to togetherness and 

  • scarcity to unilateral generosity 

  • coercion or force to capacity and willingness  


Erin Selover (she/her) is on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin, CA and is a somatic trauma therapist. In 2018 she started studying intensively with Miki Kastan with the Nonviolent Global Liberation, NGL, movement asking the questions, “How do we create alternatives to capitalist and patriarchal systems? How do we organize ourselves in ways that allow the insight of interdependence to be continually realized?” This is the first time she is offering a synthesis of her dual passions of Buddhist Dharma and NGL together. 


This course  invites you to explore the teachings in your own life between sessions. The sessions will be interactive, alternating between brief talks and question and answer periods. . Please come with a willingness to learn together.  Corrie Varga (they/them) will be providing course support, please reach out to them with questions at

This course is offered on needs based gift economics and a portion of the proceeds will go to the NGL community. No one is turned away for financial reasons. We ask if you have the means to support Erin, Corrie and NGL you do. More will be shared during the course as these principles are at the heart of the work. A sliding scale for the course is $100-$500. 



2024 Imbolc Ritual:

Celebrating the Lunar Imbolc

Thursday, February 1st 6PM - 8PM Pacific Time

With Erin Selover

On Zoom


Imbolc is the half-way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. A time where we are invited to begin to welcome the sun and slowly turn outward. 


Imbolc is also a time to celebrate the Celtic Goddess Brigid. Brigid is a goddess of mercy. As we complete our reflection of the previous year and move towards the new life calling at Spring, Brigid encourages us to continue to bring tenderness, forgiveness and gentleness to the previous year.

The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 


Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or

2024 Celebrating Ostara: The Festival of Balance

Aligning with the Energies of the Spring Equinox

Sunday, March 17 5PM - 7PM Pacific Time

With Erin Selover

On Zoom


Spring Equinox is a time when day and night are equal all over the world. It’s particularly a time of tuning into the quality of balance, to see clearly the possibilities that lie before, however constrained, as the flowers blossom and the days gradually increase in light.


The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering.  Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or

Registration will open in late February.  Email to be added to the email list for these events.

Cultivating the Awakening Factors in Times of Crisis
An In Person Residential Retreat at Spirit Rock 

April 28 - May 4, 2024 (7 nights)

Erin Selover

Spirit Rock - in person Residential Retreat



We are in this together

During this week-long silent mindfulness meditation retreat, we will cultivate the quality of awareness that supports us in attending to every moment with kindness and acceptance through exploration of the awakening factors. The practice of insight invites us to look deeply,  to understand the nature of suffering, and to allow our inner wisdom to blossom. As we develop this inner knowing, we bring greater freedom to ourselves and our communities.

We will offer meditation instructions (including sitting, standing, and walking), guided lovingkindness and compassion instructions, as well as Dharma talks,  practice discussions, question and answer periods, and ample time to practice. We will be practicing primarily in our outdoor practice tent and also on the land in nature. This retreat is suitable for both newer and more experienced students of Buddhism.



Calling Forth Vision - A Winter Solstice Retreat

with Erin Selover

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

December 16, 2023

More information here


Winter Solstice marks the moment where the sun is farthest from the earth. In many earth-based traditions, there is the practice of gathering the days before the solstice to call forth the light. This practice of calling forth builds relationship with the sun, humbly requesting its return to warm the soil, our bodies, and nourish all the seeds planted in fall and early winter.

As we approach the longest night of the year we join in meditation practice and ceremony to court the sun, calling forth the light of the sun within ourselves, each other and our global community. Please come with a candle and journal.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email

Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time

Online via Zoom with Spirit Rock 




 A Winter Solstice Retreat in Person Meditation Retreat

with Erin Selover

Lake County CA

December 18 - December 22, 2023

Registration Here


This will be a very intimate in person 5-day meditation retreat December 18 - December 22.  The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, culminating in ritual the final evening. The meditation hall is beautiful. See pictures below. Lodging is simple. Located in Lake County, 2.5 hours north of the Bay Area.


We will practice together need based gift economics with a sliding scale offered. Absolutely, no one turned away for lack of funds. The maximum number of participants is 18. So it will be very intimate and sweet.

December 18 - December 22

Lake County, CA


More details on registration link 

 2024 Celebrating Beltane :

Aligning with Fertility

with Erin Selover

Date + Time TDB

on zoom


Come celebrate Beltane with us. 

Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

Note: The registration is not yet open for this event.

 2024 Celebrating Summer Solstice

with Erin Selover

Date and Time TB


Please join us to gather in the evening of Summer Solstice to align with the outer energy beginning to wane and the inner energy beginning to expand.  We celebrate all that has manifested since the Winter Solstice, during the outward cycle of the Sun, and consciously call back the dark to restore balance and wholeness internally and externally.

Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 


2024 Celebrating the Fall Equinox   

with Erin Selover

Date and Time TBD


Come celebrate the Fall Equinox with earth based ritual, meditation and a sincere community. 

Equinox is a time of year when day and night are of equal length all over the world. Connecting with the earth’s relationship to the sun at equinox, offers an opportunity to reflect on how to bring steadiness and wisdom to individual, relational and societal imbalances. 

Fall Equinox is a meaningful time for celebration of the harvest. Whatever bore fruit, rejoice in the offering.  It is also a time of restored balance and integration. It’s natural to get out of balance in summer. Now is the time to get back into the body and daily rhythms that nourish you that may have gotten lost in all the abundance of summer.  This is a potent time to gather and we are delighted to be together again.

Suggested offering between $33 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 

Spirit Rock's 2024 Women's Meditation Retreat  
In Person Retreat at Spirit Rock 

September 19 - 25, 2024 (6 nights)

Erin Selover, Kate Johnson, Victoria Cary, Erin Treat


We are in this together

An open secret of meditation is that prioritizing ease and well-being leads to a natural and joyful attention. This retreat will focus on deep rest for the first days, inviting the natural capacity of mindful attention to arise from within. We will focus on the Four Noble Truths through teachings and stories that lift up women from a diversity of lineages. 

If you identify as a woman and have ever felt like your gender expression, age, ethnicity, body, or sexual orientation was unwelcome in Dharma spaces, please know that our true intention is to welcome all of you. You are especially invited to join us. 

The retreat will be held in silence except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

REGISTER HERE - Applications accepted on April 17, 2024

 2024 Samhain Ritual  
Celebrating the Celtic New Year + Honoring Ancestors 
Date and Time TBD


Samhain is the Celtic New Year. A time to literally create your own broom (or buy one on etsy) and sweep away the dust of the past 13 moons.  It’s also an invitation to enter deep time and honor our ancestors through ritual, ceremony and celebration. Particularly if you have lost a loved one or a particular aspect of yourself this year . It can also be a time to mark a cycle of closure.  With the support of those that have gone before, it is time to take stock, make repairs, relish in the space of letting go and begin to call in the qualities of your next cycle becoming. 


This retreat is designed to support you entering into sacred space the weekend of Samhain, October 30th - November 1. We will meet for 2.0 hours Sunday morning on video to orient to the holiday, set intentions and practice earth based meditation together. You will be encouraged to create your own rituals, practices and celebrations throughout the weekend based on your own lineages, interests and intuition. Moreover, it could be any one or combination of making get out the vote calls, solo time, co-creating ritual with friends, ritual with your family or simply holding Samhain in your consciousness as an intention to integrate earth based ritual in your life. If you are called to participate, join us!


We will return Tuesday evening on video to welcome each other back, practice, share insights and watch the sunset together from our different locations. Marking together the beginning of a new year. 


To register email and you will be sent retreat information and a zoom link.


The retreat is offered completely on gift and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Suggested offering between $53 - $103. Please do not let finances be a barrier to receiving this offering. 


Offerings can be made through Venmo @erinselover or

Registration is not available yet for this offering. 

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