"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
9/26/2016 Kind Awareness: The Integration of Metta and Vipassana - 6 nights, ends Oct 2
Noah Levine, Vinny Ferraro, JoAnna Harper, Khristine Jones (yoga)
9/29/2016 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 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)
10/3/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/3/2016 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Richard Shankman
10/4/2016 Moving into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Presence (4 week online series) - Ends Oct 18
Anne Cushman
10/4/2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week class (and 4-hour retreat) - Ends Nov 1
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/5/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
10/5/2016 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 2
Grace Fisher
10/5/2016 Fall Middle School Meditation Series--all middle school age tweens are welcome - Ends Nov 2
Leslie Butterfield, Sean Fargo
10/6/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
10/7/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
10/8/2016 Loving-Kindness in Relationships
David Richo
10/8/2016 Dropping the Struggle and Trusting Your Life
Roger Housden