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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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1/1/2017 Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice: Online Course - Ends Dec 31
Sylvia Boorstein
3/1/2017 Make Peace with Your Mind - Online Class Series - Ends Dec 31
Mark Coleman
5/31/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings: Intro to Buddhism - Ends Dec 31
Mark Coleman
5/31/2017 Practical Abhidhamma - Online Course - Ends Dec 31
Steve Armstrong
5/31/2017 Concentration Meditation:
Purification of Mind - Online Course - Ends Dec 31

Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
10/16/2017 Fall Insight Meditation Retreat LOTTERY - 10 nights, ends Oct 26
Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Gina Sharpe, Spring Washam, Christiane Wolf, Alexis Santos, Teja Bell (qigong), Tere Abdala-Romano (trainee), Konda Mason (trainee)
10/21/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/21/2017 Mindful Grandparenting and Mindful Post-Parenting of Adult Children
Catherine Flaxman
10/21/2017 The Whole of the Path in One Short Teaching: Practices for Kindness & Clarity
Sylvia Boorstein, Dana DePalma
10/22/2017 Dharma for Artists
Nina Wise
10/22/2017 Finding Ease and Freedom in Illness and Physical Pain
Nikki Mirghafori, Oren Sofer
10/22/2017 Fall Teen Meditation Series - Ends Nov 5
Sean Feit-Oakes, Sara Oakes
10/23/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
10/23/2017 Monday Night Community Welcome
Dawn Scott
10/23/2017 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Matthew Brensilver
10/23/2017 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/24/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/25/2017 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
10/25/2017 Fall Middle School Meditation Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 1
Leyna Roget Brabant, Andrew Chaikin
10/25/2017 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 1
Grace Fisher
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