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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Teachings of the Buddha

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Vipassana tradition. Insight Meditation, the practice of mindful awareness, is at the heart of all our offerings. These programs are defined by the core of the Buddha’s teachings and offer an opportunity to explore everything from the basics of practice to the deepest concepts of the Buddha's teachings.
 
Some of the themes covered in this learning path include: the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, meditation, metta (loving-kindness practice), sangha (community), Vipassana, satipatthana (Four Foundations of Mindfulness), brahmaviharas (modes of conduct), awareness, essential Dharma, wise speech, dependent origination, equanimity, desire, breath, mindfulness of the body, monastic days, anatta (not self), karma, embodiment, abhidhamma (Buddhisht psychology), silence.

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6/26/2017 Still I Rise: An Insight Meditation Retreat for People of Color - 6 nights, ends Jul 2
Spring Washam, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Ruth King, Rolf Gates (yoga)
6/30/2017 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within - Ends Jul 2
Erin Selover
7/1/2017 Blue Mind: How Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier and More Connected
Wallace Nichols, Grace Fisher
7/2/2017 Mindfulness of the Body: Grounding in Bodily Awareness
Ajahn Karunadhammo
7/5/2017 July Metta Retreat - 9 nights, ends Jul 14
Tempel Smith, Spring Washam, Bonnie Duran, John Martin, Teja Bell (qigong)
7/9/2017 Well-Nourished: Mindful Practices for Heart, Mind and Body
Andrea Lieberstein
7/10/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/11/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
7/14/2017 Opening the Heart, Freeing the Mind
Mark Coleman
7/14/2017 July Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY) - 9 nights, ends Jul 23
Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf, Anushka Fernandopulle
7/15/2017 No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience
Rick Hanson
7/16/2017 Exploring the Dharma through Poetry
Phillip Moffitt
7/16/2017 The Joy of Samadhi
Nikki Mirghafori
7/17/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/22/2017 Concentration Meditation and the Jhanas
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
7/23/2017 The Joy of Letting Go
Pawan Bareja, Art Jolly
7/23/2017 Cultivating a Compassionate Heart during Troubling Times
Sharda Rogell, Sakti Rose
7/24/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/24/2017 Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom - 6 nights, ends Jul 30
Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, Howard Cohn
7/28/2017 Seven Treasures of Our Practice - Ends Jul 30
Anna Douglas
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