"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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5/13/2018 Equanimity and Awareness - 7 nights, ends May 20
Kamala Masters, Sally Armstrong, Tara Mulay (trainee)
5/21/2018 Awakening Joy - 7 nights, ends May 28
James Baraz, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Howard Cohn, Jane Baraz, Evelyn Larsen (movement)
5/29/2018 Connecting Mind and Heart - 5 nights, ends Jun 3
James Baraz, Kate Munding
6/4/2018 Natural Liberation: A Buddhist Insight Meditation Retreat - 6 nights, ends Jun 10
Wes Nisker, Vinny Ferraro
6/11/2018 Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening - 6 nights, ends Jun 17
Matthew Brensilver, Brian Lesage
6/12/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
6/20/2018 Therigatha 'Verses of the Elder Nuns' Retreat - 4 nights, ends Jun 24
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta
6/28/2018 Communities Rising - An Insight Meditation Retreat for People of Color - 6 nights, ends Jul 4
Spring Washam, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Larry Yang, Konda Mason, Rolf Gates (yoga)
7/5/2018 Mindfulness for Everyone: The Basics and Beyond without the Hype - 5 nights, ends Jul 10
Diana Winston, Bonnie Duran, Alex Haley, Carol Cano (trainee)
7/10/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
7/11/2018 July Metta Retreat - Cultivating a Loving Heart - 9 nights, ends Jul 20
Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, John Martin, Sylvia Boorstein, Pawan Bareja (assistant)
7/20/2018 July Insight Meditation Retreat - 9 nights, ends Jul 29
Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf, DaRa Williams, Devin Berry (trainee)
8/6/2018 Insight Meditation for Young Adults (age 18-32 years) - 6 nights, ends Aug 12
Tempel Smith, La Sarmiento, JoAnna Hardy, Dori Langevin, Marcy Reynolds (qigong), JD Doyle, Enrique Collazo
8/13/2018 A Path of Happiness: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-Fluid Community - 5 nights, ends Aug 18
Arinna Weisman, Noliwe Alexander, Susana Renaud (yoga)
8/14/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
8/19/2018 Concentration Retreat - 9 nights, ends Aug 28
Phillip Moffitt, Sally Armstrong, Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington, Beth Sternlieb (assistant)
8/29/2018 Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat - 5 nights, ends Sep 3
James Baraz, Sharda Rogell, Howard Cohn, Terry Vandiver (yoga), Kaira Jewel Lingo (trainee)
9/11/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
9/17/2018 Finding Freedom in the Body - 6 nights, ends Sep 23
Mary Grace Orr, Bob Stahl, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
9/17/2018 Transforming the Judgmental Mind - 6 nights, ends Sep 23
Donald Rothberg
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