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March

Training On-Land Non-Residential | Dharma Institute

March - June, 2024 4 Sessions

Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Program: Nature-Based Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Joy, Wisdom, and Well-Being

12 CE Credits. On this silent 4 month nature meditation training in the beauty of Spirit Rock, we explore through silent daylong retreats, awareness and sensory meditations that support insight, interconnection, joy and peace.

We will learn from nature’s teachings on impermanence, and the inter-dependence of life. We will also explore how nature evokes not only profound insight but also brings forth the capacity for love, resilience and inspired action in these ecologically challenging times.

Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery and illumination.

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

April

Class Series Online Dharma Institute

April 11 - May 16, 2024 6 Thursdays | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Heart-Opening Practices to Release Trauma Responses and Nurture Resilience

7.5 CE Credits. When the stressors and traumas of our life build up and take their toll on our psyche, it is a natural response to turn inwards to find rejuvenation and healing in the Dharma. This is the time to draw from the deep well of the brahmavihāras of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. As we learn to nurture ourselves with lovingkindness, these life-transforming practices can heal and open our heart, soothe our anxious mind, and calm our inner critic.

Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja

Retreat On-Land

April 21 - April 27, 2024 Sunday - Saturday | 6 nights

Finding Refuge, Finding Home: A Retreat in Nature

In the storms of our lives we need refuge, nourishment, and support—a place to replenish our tired bodies and troubled hearts. When the Buddha taught meditation, his first instruction was to sit under a tree. Together, we will practice in the age-old tradition of being outside in the company of the natural world. We will explore tapping into the stillness and dynamism that surrounds us in nature, which teaches us about balance and delight as refuge in our daily lives.

Susie Harrington

Susie Harrington

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Yong Oh

Yong Oh

bruni dávila

bruni dávila

Liz Powell

Liz Powell

Thimo Wittich

Thimo Wittich

Drop-in Online

Sunday, April 21 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners that provides a safe place to meditate and explore the Dharma in light of our experiences. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

Jonathan Relucio

Jonathan Relucio

Retreat Online

Sunday, April 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

BIPOC Grief: Naming the Unnameable and Exploring the Many Faces of Grief and Loss

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. During this daylong retreat for the BIPOC community, we’ll explore the many faces of grief and loss, including individual, collective and systemic. How do we learn to be with, even embrace, grief without either bypassing it or being overwhelmed by it? Participants are invited to co-create a safer container in which to practice meditation, engage in small and large group sharing, attend Dharma talks, and give our grief a space to exist and be expressed.

Mushim Ikeda

Mushim Ikeda

Damali Robertson

Damali Robertson

Drop-in Online

Monday, April 22 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.

Grace Fisher

Grace Fisher

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, April 24 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.

Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein