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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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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
9/19/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
9/22/2017 Recovering Wholeness, Worthiness, and Emotional Balance:
Three Days of Restoration, Healing, and Self Discovery - Ends Sep 24

Ralph De La Rosa
9/23/2017 True Nourishment from Mind to Cell: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Andrea Lieberstein, Elissa Epel, Jampa Sangmo
9/24/2017 Meditation as Medicine: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain and Illness
Bob Stahl, Steve Flowers
9/26/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
9/29/2017 The Nine Bodies: Explorations in Consciousness - Ends Oct 1
Phillip Moffitt, Dana DePalma
9/30/2017 Women's Weekend Retreat - Ends Oct 1
Heather Sundberg
10/2/2017 Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life - 7 nights, ends Oct 9
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikkhu Analayo (via videocast), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
10/2/2017 Settled, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students - 7 nights, ends Oct 9
Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington, Jeanne Corrigal (trainee)
10/3/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/5/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
10/7/2017 Awakening and Forgetting
Anna Douglas
10/8/2017 A Soft & Radical Transformation of the Heart
Pascal Auclair
10/8/2017 The Wisdom of Aging: Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
10/10/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
10/10/2017 Empty Mind, Full Heart: Awakening to Equanimity and Compassion - 5 nights, ends Oct 15
Sharda Rogell
10/10/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/12/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
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