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Retreat Online

Sunday, June 30 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pride: A Celebration of Wondrous Endurance Beyond Survival and Tolerance

Open to all self-identified LGBTQIA+. The important work of the "rainbow" (or LGBTQIA2S+) community is to abandon the shadows reserved for outlaws and outcasts. During our time together, we will bring mindfulness to our capacity and courage to step out of silhouette and we will collectively acknowledge the special gift of nonconformity that we offer to the world. Join this “celebration of endurance” as we uplift our rainbow community and share in the liberatory practices of the Dhamma.

Amana Brembry Johnson

Amana Brembry Johnson

May

Class Series Online

May 30 - June 27, 2024 Thursday - Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How to Defeat Distraction

In this round of our sutta study series, “The Refuge of Dhamma: Exploring the Discourses of the Buddha,” we will explore discourses (suttas) that teach practical tools for working with distraction and the root causes of mental suffering. We will read suttas addressing distracting thought (MN 20), fear (MN 4), and mindfulness of the body (MN 119), and we will discuss how to bring the training of the mind more fully into our meditation and daily lives.

Sean Oakes

Sean Oakes

June

Class Series Online

June 21 - July 19, 2024 5 Fridays: 1 full day and 4 half days. Times variable - see details.

Reciprocity and the Web of Life: Practices for Recovering Attention

10 CE Credits. As the earth calls our attention and old narratives dissolve around us, we are asked to navigate our lives differently. At an evolutionary threshold like this, the Dharma is a formidable anchor to keep us grounded. By working with ancient and new ways of experiencing embodied existence, we are consciously re-rooting in the web of life, bringing about an expanded perception of who we are and thereby opening us into our next steps on the path.

Ayya Santacitta

Ayya Santacitta

Heather Marie

Heather Marie

Drop-in Online

Monday, June 24 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Monday Night Meditation & Talk

For over 35 years, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha, and practice Insight Meditation together as a community. The program includes a 30-40 min guided meditation, a short break, and a Dharma talk.

Amana Brembry Johnson

Amana Brembry Johnson

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, June 26 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk

Our Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk is led by Sylvia Boorstein, Donald Rothberg, Heidi Bourne, or other guest teachers. This group welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners to explore the Dharma.

John Travis

John Travis

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, June 26 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Rainbow Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified LGBTQIA+. Our Rainbow Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified practitioners within marginalized gender and sexuality groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming.

JD Doyle

JD Doyle