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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

Family Online

April 7 - May 5, 2024 5 Sundays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring Middle School Meditation Series

In this five-week series, learn how to meditate, relax deeply, speak your truth, and develop your mind—all while hanging out with other great people your age. Through the practices of mindfulness, we take time to reconnect to ourselves in order to experience peace and compassion. Classes will include movement, community-building games, meditation instruction, and council—a practice of witnessing the group’s collective wisdom. This Spring series is offered to all tweens in Middle School.

Teresa Todoroff

Teresa Todoroff

Gavrila Abramson

Gavrila Abramson

Class Series Online Dharma Institute

April 11 - May 16, 2024 ["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

Family On-Land

Saturday, April 13 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring Family Day

Family Days are a wonderful opportunity to spend the day connecting with your children, yourself and a community of supportive peers. Come play, share, learn, and open your heart!

Kate Munding

Kate Munding

Eve Decker

Eve Decker

Retreat On-Land

April 14 - April 20, 2024 Sunday - Saturday | 6 nights

Illuminating the Beautiful Qualities of the Heart

Open to All Self-identified Women of the Black African Diaspora. There is a deep well of vibrant, intuitive knowing that is alive in the bone memory of Black Women’s bodies. In practicing silent meditation both indoors and in nature, this retreat for self-identified Black Women includes Dharma talks, embodiment practices, teacher meetings, and time for reflective, intentional rest to nourish the mind, heart, and body. Through guided practices of self-love, compassion, and deep connection to nature, we will illuminate the heart of strength and tenderness that resides within us all.

Amana Brembry Johnson

Amana Brembry Johnson

Konda Mason

Konda Mason

DaRa Williams

DaRa Williams

Ruth King

Ruth King

Richelle Evelyn Donigan

Richelle Evelyn Donigan

Drop-in Online

Sunday, April 14 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.

Gullu Singh

Gullu Singh

Drop-in Online

Monday, April 15 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.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, April 17 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.

Heidi Bourne

Heidi Bourne