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Mindfulness practice is built around enhancing our ability to be in the present moment, to see it clearly, and to know how to respond appropriately. However, mindfulness isn’t just about being present. In addition to bringing our awareness to what is unfolding in the here and now, we also need to have faith: faith that through trusting what is without reacting to our initial impressions, we will find clarity and wisdom to respond skillfully. Practicing "beginner’s mind" or "don’t know mind" in the face of what is allows our anxieties to soften and false impressions to fade. In this way, we can trust what is and meet it with more confidence and capacity.
In this 14th annual Poetry Day, we will read and reflect on a selection of poems that capture the meaning of "Trusting What Is." Periods of sitting and walking meditation will be interspersed with dharma discussions based the poems.
This daylong is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditation students.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
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 email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.