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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 -- 10-week Online Course - 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
9/18/2017 Finding Freedom in the Body - 6 nights, ends Sep 24
Bob Stahl, Anushka Fernandopulle, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
9/18/2017 The Dharma and the Drama - 6 nights, ends Sep 24
Wes Nisker, Nina Wise
9/22/2017 Recovering Wholeness, Worthiness, and Emotional Balance:
Three Days of Restoration, Healing, and Self Discovery - Ends Sep 24

Ralph De La Rosa
9/24/2017 Meditation as Medicine: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain and Illness
Bob Stahl, Steve Flowers
9/25/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Joining Meditation and Somatic Skills 2 - Ends Oct 9
Sakti Rose
9/25/2017 Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat - 6 nights, ends Oct 1
Anne Cushman, Spring Washam, Erin Selover, Kate Johnson (assistant), Jennifer Berezan (musician)
9/25/2017 Monday Night Community Welcome
Dawn Scott
9/25/2017 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
9/25/2017 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Noliwe Alexander
9/26/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
9/27/2017 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
9/28/2017 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
9/28/2017 Thursday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
9/28/2017 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Ends Nov 16
Lisa Walker, Susan Dubin-McNeil
9/29/2017 The Nine Bodies: Explorations in Consciousness - Ends Oct 1
Phillip Moffitt, Dana DePalma
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