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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

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Insight Meditation (known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition) is a simple technique which has been practiced in Asia for over 2,600 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind's conditioning and thereby to live more fully present in the moment. Its presentation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center is non-sectarian, although the ethics and traditions of Buddhist psychology are included for guidance.

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1/2/2016 Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice - Ends Dec 31
Sylvia Boorstein
11/28/2016 From Mindfulness of Breath to Radiant Mind - 6 nights, ends Dec 4
Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington, Erin Selover
11/28/2016 Connecting Mind and Heart - 6 nights, ends Dec 4
James Baraz, Heather Martin
12/2/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
12/3/2016 Working with Trauma Using Myth and Stories
Pawan Bareja
12/3/2016 A Path for Couples: Joyful Connection, Mindful Communication
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, George Taylor
12/4/2016 Awakening through the Body: Embodied Wisdom for Challenging Times
Heather Sundberg, Manuela Mischke-Reeds
12/4/2016 A Gift to Yourself: A Day of Music, Meditation, and Dharma
Jennifer Berezan, Erin Treat
12/4/2016 Kuan Yin Great Compassion Ceremony
Kittisaro, Thanissara
12/5/2016 In the Presence of Love: Metta & Qigong Retreat - 6 nights, ends Dec 11
Spring Washam, Tempel Smith, Teja Bell (qigong), Mark Coleman
12/5/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
12/5/2016 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Richard Shankman
12/7/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
12/8/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
12/9/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
12/9/2016 Dharma and Recovery with Kevin Griffin
12/10/2016 Calming the Mind, Opening to Insight: Bringing Concentration and Insight Together As One Practice
Richard Shankman
12/10/2016 The Buddha's Path of Well-Being and Happiness
Howard Cohn
12/11/2016 Your Body As Nature: The Four Elements
Anushka Fernandopulle
12/11/2016 Equanimity: Finding Balance in Our Practice
James Baraz