"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
9/19/2016 Finding Freedom in the Body: Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation - 6 nights, ends Sep 25
Mary Grace Orr, Bob Stahl, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
9/23/2016 Dharma and Recovery Intensive: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps - Ends Sep 25
Kevin Griffin
9/25/2016 Open Heart, Relaxed Mind
James Baraz, Kate Munding
9/25/2016 Grief Ritual: A Benefit Workshop for Collective Healing
Sobonfu Some
9/26/2016 Kind Awareness: The Integration of Metta and Vipassana - 6 nights, ends Oct 2
Noah Levine, Vinny Ferraro, JoAnna Harper, Khristine Jones (yoga)
9/26/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
9/27/2016 Moving into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Presence (4 week online series) - Ends Oct 18
Anne Cushman
9/27/2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week class (and 4-hour retreat) - Ends Nov 1
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
9/27/2016 Moving Into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Presence
Anne Cushman
9/28/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
9/29/2016 The Ten-Perfections/Paramis (7-week online class series)
Mark Coleman
9/29/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
9/30/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
10/1/2016 Exploring the Source Teachings: A Three-Day Series of Sutta Study and Practice - Ends Nov 5
Richard Shankman
10/1/2016 Loving Awareness, Metta & Qigong Weekend Retreat - Ends Oct 2
Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong)
10/1/2016 Meditative Investigation
Shaila Catherine
10/2/2016 Investigating the Nature of Mind
Shaila Catherine
10/2/2016 MIND GAMES: Buddhist Meditation for Fun and Enlightenment
Wes Nisker
10/3/2016 Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Mother of All Buddhas: A Women's Retreat - 7 nights, ends Oct 10
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Joanna Macy, Spring Washam, Erin Treat, Jennifer Berezan (musician)