"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
10/19/2016 Fall Insight Meditation Retreat LOTTERY - 10 nights, ends Oct 29
Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Wes Nisker, Lila Kate Wheeler, Will Kabat-Zinn, Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong)
10/24/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/24/2016 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Matthew Brensilver
10/25/2016 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (Online Class Series) - Ends Nov 15
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
10/25/2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week class (and 4-hour retreat) - Ends Nov 1
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/25/2016 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (4 Week Series) - Ends Nov 8
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
10/26/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
10/26/2016 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 2
Grace Fisher
10/26/2016 Fall Middle School Meditation Series--all middle school age tweens are welcome - Ends Nov 2
Leslie Butterfield, Jeremy Jensen
10/27/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
10/27/2016 Healing Trauma Using Loving-Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 17
Pawan Bareja
10/28/2016 The Nine Bodies: Explorations in Consciousness - Ends Oct 30
Phillip Moffitt, Dana DePalma
10/28/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
10/29/2016 The Human Journey: Illness, Loss and Grief
Pamela Weiss, Maura Singer-Williams
10/29/2016 Calming the Restless Mind
Howard Cohn
10/30/2016 Meditation as Medicine - MBSR: An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain and Illness
Bob Stahl, Steve Flowers
10/30/2016 Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life - 7 nights, ends Nov 6
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikkhu Analayo ((via videocast)), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
10/30/2016 Liberate the Body - Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat - 7 nights, ends Nov 6
Wes Nisker, Matthew Brensilver, Katchie Ananda (yoga)
10/30/2016 Fall Teen Meditation Series (all teens in high school and beyond are welcome) - Ends Nov 13
Sean Feit Oakes, Sara Oakes