"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
5/23/2016 Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening - 7 nights, ends May 30
Matthew Brensilver, Jaya Rudgard, Brian Lesage, Susa Talan (yoga)
5/27/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Dana DePalma and Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
5/28/2016 Feeding Your Demons™: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
Lama Tsultrim Allione
5/29/2016 Wisdom Rising: Reawaken the Sacred Feminine
Lama Tsultrim Allione, Spring Washam
5/30/2016 Power of Presence: A Women's Meditation Retreat - 6 nights, ends Jun 5
Anna Douglas, Spring Washam, Anne Cushman, Kate Johnson (yoga)
5/30/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
5/31/2016 Spring Path of Parenting — Ten Perfections (5 Week Class Series)
Grace Fisher
5/31/2016 A Heart as Wide as the World: Cultivating the Brahma Viharas - Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity - Ends Jun 7
Mark Coleman
6/1/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
6/1/2016 Through Dhamma Eyes with Awareness and Wisdom - 9 nights, ends Jun 10
Steve Armstrong, Carol Wilson, Alexis Santos, Franz Moeckl (qigong)
6/2/2016 A Heart as Wide as the World: Cultivating the Brahmaviharas - Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity - Online Class Series - Ends Jun 16
Mark Coleman
6/2/2016 Essential Buddhist Teachings, Part 3 - Online Class Series
Mark Coleman
6/2/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
6/3/2016 Cultivating the Heart of Love
Mark Coleman
6/4/2016 Insight Meditation
Jack Kornfield
6/5/2016 Summer Family Practice Day
Venerable Pannavati, Eve Decker
6/6/2016 A Field Guide to the Mind: Practical Abhidhamma for Meditators - Ends Jul 11
Steve Armstrong
6/6/2016 Special Monday Evening Talk with Ajahn Amaro
6/7/2016 A Heart as Wide as the World: Cultivating the Brahma Viharas - Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity
Mark Coleman